ad·​zu·​ki ad-ˈzü-kē How to pronounce adzuki (audio)
variants or azuki

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Asia was home to adzuki, soybeans, winged beans, mung and urad dal, and Africa produced cowpeas, yard-long beans, pigeon peas, Dolichos lablab beans and black-eyed peas. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, 14 Mar. 2018 Dismantling capitalism, one adzuki-bean pie at a time, was. Steve Silberman, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Jan. 2018 Grouper collar was grilled and then braised in a stew of tomatoes, tamarind and tiny homegrown adzuki beans. Matthew Kronsberg, New York Times, 23 June 2017 Replace the garbanzo beans with black beans, lima beans, adzuki beans, or fava beans. Laura Grace Weldon, WIRED, 4 Nov. 2010

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Word History


borrowed from Japanese azuki

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adzuki was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Adzuki.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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