tepary bean

tepary bean
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish tépari, from Ópata or Eudeve (Uto-Aztecan languages of Sonora, Mexico) Date: 1912 an annual twining bean (Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius) that is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico and is cultivated for its roundish white, yellow, brown, or bluish-black edible seeds; also the seed

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  • tepary bean — [tep′ə rē] n. 1. a twining, drought resistant bean plant (Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius) cultivated in the SW U.S., Mexico, etc. 2. the edible seed of this plant …   English World dictionary

  • Tepary bean — Taxobox name = Tepary bean regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Phaseoleae genus = Phaseolus species = P. acutifolius binomial = Phaseolus acutifolius… …   Wikipedia

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  • tepary bean — noun twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans • Syn: ↑Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius • Hypernyms: ↑shell bean, ↑shell bean plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Phaseolus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tepary bean — [ tɛpəri] noun a bean cultivated in the south western US. [Phaseolus acutifolius.] Origin early 20th cent.: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • tepary bean — tep′a•ry bean [[t]ˈtɛp ə ri[/t]] n. pln a twining or bushy plant, Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, of the legume family, cultivated in the southwestern U.S. and N Mexico for its edible seeds • Etymology: 1910–15, amer.; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • tepary bean — /tep euh ree/ a twining or bushy plant, Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, of the legume family, native to Mexico and Arizona, having white or violet colored flowers, grown as a food plant in dry regions. [1910 15, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bean — is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for human food or animal feed. Although beans usually means the seeds of bean plants, it can also mean (especially in the US) the whole… …   Wikipedia

  • tepary —   n. kind of hardy bean of southern USA and Mexico …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • 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

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