butter bean

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

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  • butter bean — n. any of various light colored beans, as a lima bean or wax bean …   English World dictionary

  • butter bean — n a large pale yellow bean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • butter bean — ► NOUN ▪ a lima bean of a variety with large flat white seeds …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • butter bean — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms butter bean : singular butter bean plural butter beans a large pale yellow bean that you sometimes buy in a dried form and then cook in water …   English dictionary

  • butter 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)

  • butter bean — butter beans N COUNT: usu pl Butter beans are the yellowish flat round seeds of a kind of bean plant. They are eaten as a vegetable, and in Britain they are usually sold dried rather than fresh …   English dictionary

  • butter bean — noun Any of several beans, including the lima bean, sieva bean, wax bean, and civet bean …   Wiktionary

  • butter bean — but′ter bean or but′ter•bean n. 1) pln a variety of small seeded lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, grown in the southern U.S 2) pln dial. Midland and Southern U.S. any type of lima bean • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • butter bean — 1. a variety of small seeded lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, grown in the southern U.S. 2. Midland and Southern U.S. any type of lima bean. Also, butterbean. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

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