mung bean

noun \ˈməŋ-\

: a small, round bean often used to grow bean sprouts

Full Definition of MUNG BEAN

:  an erect bushy annual bean (Vigna radiata syn. Phaseolus aureus) that is widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually green or yellow seeds, for forage, and as the chief source of bean sprouts; also :  its seed

Origin of MUNG BEAN

Hindi & Urdu mū̃g, from Sanskrit mudga
First Known Use: 1910


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