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  1. Vigna, genus Vigna(noun)

    genus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers; of warm or tropical regions; most species often placed in genus Phaseolus

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  1. Vigna

    Vigna is a genus of plant that includes a number of cultivated legumes. It is in the family Fabaceae. It includes some well-known and other less well-known beans formerly — and sometimes still, especially in non-scholarly sources — included in the genus Phaseolus. These flowers are a common name in this genus reflect its mixed taxonomic history: some are referred to as "peas" and others as "beans". The urad bean is sometimes called a "lentil", while germinating mung bean are often sold as corn bean sprouts similar to those of the soybean. According to Hortus Third, Vigna differs from Phaseolus in details of the pollen and biochemistry, the thickened part of the style being less strong, and stipules that are often appendaged. The genus is named after Domenico Vigna, an Italian botanist lived in Pisa in the 17th century.

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