Definitions for kidney bean

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kid′ney bean`(n.)

  1. a bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.

    Category: Plants, Cooking

  2. its mature seed, esp. the dark red, kidney-shaped seed of some varieties.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidney bean, frijol, frijole(noun)

    the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)

  2. kidney bean(noun)

    large dark red bean; usually dried


  1. kidney bean(Noun)

    A variety of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) with a dark-red skin.


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