Pha·​se·​o·​lus | \ fəˈsēələs\

Definition of Phaseolus

: a genus of herbs (family Leguminosae) which are widely distributed throughout warm regions, which include most of the true American beans, and whose flowers are in axillary racemes or panicles with the corolla having a spirally twisted keel — see bean sense 1b, lima bean, mung bean, sieva bean

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History and Etymology for Phaseolus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of phaselus, a bean, from Greek phasēlos

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