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

Definition of adzuki

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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, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 Dismantling capitalism, one adzuki-bean pie at a time, was. Steve Silberman, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Hippie Food,’ by Jonathan Kauffman," 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, "In Miami, Working Fresh Local Ingredients Into Indian Dishes," 23 June 2017 Replace the garbanzo beans with black beans, lima beans, adzuki beans, or fava beans. Laura Grace Weldon, WIRED, "What A Dip: Delicious Dip Recipes for Every Day," 4 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of adzuki

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adzuki

borrowed from Japanese azuki

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“Adzuki.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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