adzuki bean

noun
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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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, chicagotribune.com, "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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1795, in the meaning defined above

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