sieva bean
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1888 a bean plant (Phaseolus lunatus) of tropical America that is closely related to and sometimes classified with the lima bean; also its flat edible seed

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  • Sieva bean — lenktasėklė pupelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Phaseolus lunatus). atitikmenys: lot. Phaseolus inamoenus; Phaseolus limensis; Phaseolus lunatus; Phaseolus lunatus var.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sieva bean — noun 1. bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds • Syn: ↑butter bean, ↑butter bean plant, ↑lima bean, ↑Phaseolus lunatus • Hypernyms: ↑shell bean, ↑shell bean plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • sieva bean — /see veuh/. See butter bean. [1885 90, Amer.; perh. alter. of seewee or sewee bean, prob. after the Sewee, an extinct American Indian tribe of E South Carolina] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sieva — Sie va, n. (Bot.) A small variety of the Lima bean ({Phaseolus lunatus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butter bean — noun 1. bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds • Syn: ↑sieva bean, ↑butter bean plant, ↑lima bean, ↑Phaseolus lunatus • Hypernyms: ↑shell bean, ↑shell bean plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • civet bean — noun small flat green bean similar to lima beans • Syn: ↑sieva bean, ↑butter bean, ↑butterbean • Hypernyms: ↑shell bean • Part Holonyms: ↑sieva bean, ↑butter bean, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell bean — noun 1. a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod • Syn: ↑shell bean plant • Hypernyms: ↑bean, ↑bean plant • Hyponyms: ↑lima bean, ↑lima bean plant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter-bean plant — noun bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds • Syn: ↑sieva bean, ↑butter bean, ↑lima bean, ↑Phaseolus lunatus • Hypernyms: ↑shell bean, ↑shell bean plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell bean plant — noun a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod • Syn: ↑shell bean • Hypernyms: ↑bean, ↑bean plant • Hyponyms: ↑lima bean, ↑lima bean plant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter bean — noun Date: circa 1819 1. lima bean: as a. chiefly Southern & Midland a dried lima bean b. sieva bean 2. wax bean 3. a green shell bean especially as opposed to a snap bean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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