Origin: mung, short for mungo < Tamil mūṅgu < Hindi mug < Sans mudga
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- 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.