Goa bean

noun

Definition of Goa bean 

1 : a tropical Old World herbaceous annual vine (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) bearing purplish or blue flowers in a close raceme and pods with four jagged wings

2 : the edible seed of the Goa bean

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