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a tropical plant (Canavalia ensiformis) of the pea family, often grown in S U.S. for forage and its edible seeds
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A tropical American annual plant (Canavalia ensiformis) having clusters of purple flowers and long pods with edible seeds.