Indian bean

Primary Meanings of Indian bean

1.
n
perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
2.
n
tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods
Full Definitions of Indian bean
1

n perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

Synonyms:
Dolichos lablab, Egyptian bean, Lablab purpureus, bonavist, hyacinth bean
Type of:
vine
a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2

n tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods

Synonyms:
catalpa
Types:
Catalpa bignioides
catalpa tree of southern United States
Catalpa speciosa
catalpa tree of central United States
Type of:
bean tree
any of several trees having seedpods as fruits

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