Metcalfe bean

noun Met·calfe bean \ˈmetˌkaf-, -kəf-, -ˌkȧf\

Definition of Metcalfe bean

  1. 1 :  a prostrate perennial bean (Phaseolus metcalfei) of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico that is sometimes cultivated for forage

  2. 2 :  the flat circular brownish black seed of the Metcalfe bean

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Origin and Etymology of metcalfe bean

after J. K. Metcalfe who introduced it to the southwestern U.S. in the late 19th century

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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