mung bean definition by Webster's New World
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an annual bean (Vigna radiata) of the pea family grown for green manure and forage, and as a source of bean sprouts
Origin: mung, short for mungo ; from Tamil mūṅgu ; from Hindi mug ; from Sanskrit mudga
mung bean definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An Asian plant (Vigna radiata) in the pea family, widely cultivated for its edible seeds and pods. It is the chief source of bean sprouts.
- The seeds or pods of this plant.
Origin: Hindi mūṁg, from Sanskrit mudgaḥ.