lima bean

noun li·ma bean \ˈlī-mə-\

: a type of flat and pale green or white bean

Full Definition of LIMA BEAN

a :  a bushy or tall-growing tropical American bean (Phaseolus limensis) that is widely cultivated for its flat edible usually pale green or whitish seeds
b :  sieva bean
:  the seed of a lima bean

Origin of LIMA BEAN

Lima, Peru
First Known Use: 1756
LIMA BEAN Defined for Kids

lima bean

noun li·ma bean \ˈlī-mə-\

Definition of LIMA BEAN for Kids

:  the edible seed of a bean plant that is usually pale green or white


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