butter bean

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

butter bean

noun

: a kind of small, flat bean : a small lima bean

: a lima bean that is dried before it is sold

Full Definition of BUTTER BEAN

1
:  lima bean: as
a chiefly Southern & Midland :  a dried lima bean
b :  sieva bean
2
:  wax bean
3
:  a green shell bean especially as opposed to a snap bean

First Known Use of BUTTER BEAN

circa 1819

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