Definitions for black bean
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various black-colored beans or legumes.
Category: Cooking, Plants
Origin of black bean:
black bean, turtle bean(noun)
black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried
A bean plant with black seeds.
A dried seed of a black bean plant.
A dried black seed of certain varieties of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.
A fermented soybean, used in Asian cooking.
An Australian tree (Castanospermum australe), also called Moreton Bay chestnut.