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lima bean

noun li·ma bean \ˈlī-mə-\

: a type of flat and pale green or white bean

Full Definition of LIMA BEAN

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
:  the seed of a lima bean

Origin of LIMA BEAN

Lima, Peru
First Known Use: 1756

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