Lima-bean definition

līmə
Any of several varieties of a tropical American plant (Phaseolus lunatus) having flat pods containing large light-green or white edible seeds.
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A seed of this plant.
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A common variety of bean (Phaseolus limensis), with creamy flowers and broad pods.
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The broad, flat, nutritious seed of this plant.
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Alternative form of lima bean.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lima-bean
Plural:
lima-beans

Origin of lima-bean

  • After Lima Peru

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition