tepary beantep·a·ry bean
- a twining, drought-resistant bean plant (Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius) cultivated in the SW U.S., Mexico, etc.
- the edible seed of this plant
Origin of tepary bean; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- An annual twining plant (Phaseolus acutifolius) in the pea family that is native to the southwest United States and adjacent Mexico and bears long pods with edible seeds.
- A seed of this plant.
Origin of tepary beanAmerican Spanish tépari, from Ópata (Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora) or a kindred Uto-Aztecan source .