adzuki bean

variants: or azuki bean

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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Recent Examples on the Web View this post on Instagram Gemstone-like adzuki bean sweets made by fourth generation candy makers in Misugi, Japan. Laura Studarus, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Misugi, Japan," 5 July 2019 Cowpeas or crowder peas, mung and adzuki beans belong to the genus Vigna, fava and dolichos lablab beans to the Vicia genus; soybeans to the Glycine genus, garbanzos or chickpeas to Cicer, for instance. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 Shave ice — similar to halo-halo, the popular Filipino dessert — is a sweet snack of powdery ice, syrup and sometimes adzuki beans, mochi and li hing mui (ground pickled plum skin). David Hammond,, "To find Honolulu's most interesting eats, hit the streets," 31 Jan. 2018 When time is tight, buy lentils, split peas or adzuki beans, which cook from their dried, unsoaked state in under 20 minutes. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "To Transform Your Weeknight Cooking, Turn On the Instant Pot," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of adzuki bean

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Adzuki bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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