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tepary bean

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noun te·pa·ry bean \ˈte-pə-rē-\

Definition of tepary bean

  1. :  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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