Definition of tepary bean
: an annual twining bean (Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius) that is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico and is cultivated for its roundish white, yellow, brown, or bluish-black edible seeds; also : the seed
Origin of tepary bean
Mexican Spanish tépari, from Ópata or Eudeve (Uto-Aztecan languages of Sonora, Mexico)
First Known Use: 1912
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