red bean
noun Date: 1859 1. a red kidney bean and especially one that is small and round 2. a small dark red seed of the adzuki bean that is often combined with sugar to produce a sweet paste used in cooking

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  • Red bean — can mean:* Azuki bean ( Vigna angularis ), most common in East Asia * Rice bean ( Vigna umbellata ) * Any of various red varieties of the common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris ), including the kidney bean, Honduran red bean, and Salvadoran red bean …   Wikipedia

  • red bean — I. noun : an Australian tree (Dysoxylum muelleri) of the family Meliaceae whose timber resembles rosewood called also pencil cedar II. noun 1. : a red kidney bean 2. : a small dark red seed of the adzuki bean that is often combined with sugar to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • red bean — /rɛd ˈbin/ (say red been) noun 1. the edible red seed of some varieties of French bean, especially when dried. 2. a tree, Dysoxylum muelleri, family Meliaceae, of eastern Australia, which has red timber …   Australian English dictionary

  • red bean — noun a) The azuki bean (Vigna angularis), most common in East Asia. b) The rice bean (Vigna umbellata) …   Wiktionary

  • Red bean soup — A bowl of red bean soup Chinese name Traditional Chinese 1. 紅豆粥 2. 紅豆湯 3. 紅豆沙 …   Wikipedia

  • Red bean cake — is a type of Asian cake with a sweet red bean paste filling. It is made primarily with azuki beans. Japanese cuisineMizuyokan (Japan) is made without the outer shell of steamed dough, and instead of a paste, the mashed beans are mixed with… …   Wikipedia

  • Red bean ice — is a drink commonly found in Hong Kong. It is usually served in restaurants like cha chaan teng . The standard ingredients include azuki beans, light rock sugar syrup , and milk. It is often topped with ice cream to become a dessert.OriginRed… …   Wikipedia

  • Red bean paste — Strictly speaking, the term an can refer to almost any edible mashed paste, although without qualifiers red beans are assumed. Common alternatives include shiroan ( ja. 白餡), made from white kidney beans, and kurian ( ja. 栗餡), made from… …   Wikipedia

  • Bean (film) — Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie Theatrical release poster Directed by Mel Smith Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Bean — (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera {Faba},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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