winged bean
noun Date: 1910 an Asian twining legume (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) cultivated in warm regions for its edible high-protein 4-winged pods; also its pod

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  • winged bean — winged′ bean′ n. pln a tropical Asian vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, having an edible pod with four projecting parts • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Winged bean — Taxobox name = Winged Bean image width = 250px image caption = Winged bean flowers and leaves regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Phaseoleae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • winged bean — noun a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics • Syn: ↑winged pea, ↑goa bean, ↑goa bean vine, ↑Manila bean, ↑Psophocarpus tetragonolobus • Hypernyms: ↑vine …   Useful english dictionary

  • winged-bean — keturskiautė ankštūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), kilęs iš iš atogrąžų Azijos. atitikmenys: lot. Botor tetragonolobus; Dolichos tetragonolobus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winged bean — noun A tropical legume, , having clusters of purple flowers and pods with four jagged wings Syn: asparagus pea, goa bean, Manila bean, winged pea …   Wiktionary

  • winged bean — 1. a tropical Asian vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, of which the pods, seeds, leaves, and flowers are edible and nutritious. 2. the pod of this plant, having four flangelike longitudinal extensions. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • African winged-bean — pelkinė ankštūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Psophocarpus palustris), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Psophocarpus palustris angl. African winged bean šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

  • winged pea — noun 1. sprawling European annual having a 4 winged edible pod • Syn: ↑asparagus pea, ↑Lotus tetragonolobus • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant 2. a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bean aphid — black fly lack fly, blackfly lackfly, (Zo[ o]l.) 1. In the United States, a small, venomous, two winged fly of the genus {Simulium} of several species, exceedingly abundant and troublesome in the northern forests; called also {buffalo gnat}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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