shell bean plant

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

Synonyms:
shell bean
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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

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