black bean


: a black kidney bean commonly used in Latin American cuisine
: a black soybean commonly used usually fermented in east Asian cuisine

Examples of black bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cheese sauce gets a kick from roasted poblano peppers and toppings are simply kept to black beans, green onions and pickles onions in this version from the D.C. taqueria and beer garden El Rey. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2024 Elkin Location: 75 miles from Charlotte What to know: Grab a chicken salad panini or pimiento cheese sandwich at The Barking Coyote Kitchen, then snag some black bean hummus from the deli section for a snack later on. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Song-tae Kim and 17 of his friends from church chattered boisterously, some fueled by soju, with the remnants of their dinner — black bean noodles and spicy seafood noodle soup — spread out in front of them. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2024 Stuff it with other ingredients, like hearty black beans or cheese, to add even more flavor and heartiness. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 26 Jan. 2024 In my house, a common Sunday afternoon involves large white lima beans stained purple with small black beans. Eric Kim, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2024 This recipe brings the duo together in a single skillet, shepherd’s pie-style, with a layer of savory, chili-spiced black beans beneath a golden blanket of cornbread that is baked right on top. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2024 The zucchini taco, which is packed with fried zucchini, caramelized onions, black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, olives, capers and microgreens, was bursting with flavor. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 There is still lechón, rice, black beans and yucca but the portions are much more manageable. Jessica Perez, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of black bean was in 1569

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“Black bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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black bean

: a black kidney bean commonly used in Latin American cooking
: a black soybean commonly used usually fermented in east Asian cooking
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