Any of several varieties of a tropical American plant (Phaseolus lunatus) having flat pods containing large light-green or white edible seeds.
A seed of this plant.
A common variety of bean (Phaseolus limensis), with creamy flowers and broad pods.
The broad, flat, nutritious seed of this plant.
Alternative form of lima bean.
Origin of lima-bean
- After Lima Peru
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition