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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jack′ bean`(n.)

  1. a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown esp. for forage.

    Category: Plants

Origin of jack bean:

1880–85

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jack bean, wonder bean, giant stock bean, Canavalia ensiformis(noun)

    annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage

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