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  1. ice-cream bean, Inga edulis(noun)

    ornamental evergreen tree with masses of white flowers; tropical and subtropical America

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  1. Ice-cream-bean

    Inga edulis is a fruit native to South America. It is widely grown, especially by indigenous Amazonians, for shade, food, timber, medicine, and production of the alcoholic beverage cachiri. It is popular in Peru, Ecuador, Pernambuco-Brazil and Colombia. The name ‘inga’ is derived from its name with the Tupí people of South America. In English they have been called "ice-cream beans" due to the sweet flavor and smooth texture of the pulp.

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