shell bean

Definitions of shell bean

n a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod

shell bean plant
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Phaseolus limensis, lima bean, lima bean plant
bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
Phaseolus lunatus, butter bean, butter-bean plant, lima bean, sieva bean
bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, tepary bean
twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans
English bean, European bean, Vicia faba, broad bean, broad-bean, broad-bean plant, field bean
Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
Type of:
bean, bean plant
any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods

n unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking

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lima bean
broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw
butter bean, butterbean, civet bean, sieva bean
small flat green bean similar to lima beans
broad bean, fava bean
shell beans cooked as lima beans
green soybean
seeds shelled and cooked as lima beans
relatively large lima beans
Type of:
fresh bean
beans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried

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