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lima bean definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds [syn: sieva bean, butter bean, butter-bean plant, lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus]
2: bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds [syn: lima bean, lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensis]
3: broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Lima, Peru Date: 1756 1. a. a bushy or tall-growing tropical American bean (Phaseolus limensis) that is widely cultivated for its flat edible usually pale green or whitish seeds b. sieva bean 2. the seed of a lima bean

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a tropical American bean plant, Phaseolus limensis, having large flat white edible seeds. 2 the seed of this plant. Etymology: Lima in Peru

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lima Li"ma (l[=e]"m[.a] or l[imac]"m[.a]), n. The capital city of Peru, in South America. Lima bean. (Bot.) (a) A variety of climbing or pole bean (Phaseolus lunatus), which has very large flattish seeds. (b) The seed of this plant, much used for food. Lima wood (Bot.), the beautiful dark wood of the South American tree C[ae]salpinia echinata.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lima beans) Lima beans are flat round beans that are light green in colour and are eaten as a vegetable. They are the seeds of a plant that grows in tropical parts of America. N-COUNT: usu pl



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