an annual bean (Vigna radiata) of the pea family grown for green manure and forage, and as a source of bean sprouts
Origin of mung beanmung, short for mungo ; from Tamil mūṅgu ; from Hindi mug ; from Sanskrit mudga
- 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.
- A seed or pod of this plant.
Origin of mung beanHindi mū&mdot;g, from Sanskrit mudga&hlowdot;.
(plural mung beans)
- the seed of Vigna radiata which is native to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan