moth bean


moth bean


Definition of MOTH BEAN

:  a legume (Vigna acontifolia syn. Phaseolus aconitifolius) cultivated especially in India for its edible cylindrical pods and small seeds

Origin of MOTH BEAN

probably by folk etymology from Marathi maṭh moth bean
First Known Use: 1884


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