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- the seed of the common garden bean, esp. the large, reddish seed of some varieties, eaten as a vegetable
- the common garden bean plant (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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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.
- An annual plant (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivated in many forms for its edible pods and seeds.
- The pod or seed of this plant.