adzuki bean

noun
variants: or azuki bean
Updated on: 30 Mar 2018

Definition of adzuki bean

: an annual bushy leguminous plant (Vigna angularis synonym Phaseolus angularis) widely grown in Japan and China for its seeds which are used as food and to produce a flour; also : its seed

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