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lima bean

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noun li·ma bean \ˈlī-mə-\

Simple Definition of lima bean

  • : a type of flat and pale green or white bean

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lima bean

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  the seed of a lima bean

Origin of lima bean

Lima, Peru


First Known Use: 1756


LIMA BEAN Defined for Kids

lima bean

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noun li·ma bean \ˈlī-mə-\

Definition of lima bean for Students

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




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