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screwbean

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noun screw·bean \ˈskrü-ˌbēn\

Definition of screwbean

  1. 1 :  a leguminous shrub or small tree (Prosopis pubescens) of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having spirally twisted pods with sweet pulp —called also screwbean mesquite

  2. 2 :  the pod of the screwbean



1866

First Known Use of screwbean

1866


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