black bean

noun

Definition of black bean

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

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Carve 2 small holes in butternut squash for eyes and push in dried black beans for pupils. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 In saucepan, combine black beans with salsa verde; cook on medium until warm, stirring. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sweet Potato, Avocado and Black Bean Tacos," 19 May 2017 Andexler created the dark-chocolate sweets in collaboration with Bush's, which explains their secret nutritious ingredient: black beans. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Make These Dark-Chocolate Brownies With a Secret Healthy Twist ASAP," 13 Dec. 2013 Cowboy Caviar is a southern favorite with all the good stuff like corn, tomatoes, and black beans. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "Which Trader Joe's Dip You Should Eat, Based on Your Zodiac Sign," 4 Aug. 2018 Warm chunks of lobster are layered over a traditional nacho plate of tortilla chips, chipotle crema, melted aged cheddar and Oaxacan cheeses, black beans and salsa. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "15 must-try foods at Disneyland and Disney California parks this summer," 13 June 2018 Evenly divide cooked sweet potatoes, black beans and remaining broth between each portion. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "John Selick's Braised Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans and Rice (recipe)," 4 Apr. 2018 Fillings include black beans and sweet potato; cauliflower and potato; and grilled corn and squash. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Mission Kitchen food truck opening Friday with vegan Mexican fare," 28 Mar. 2018 Sweet potato and black bean shepherd's pie; creamy coconut porridge drizzled with juicy goji berries; crispy corn fritters dolloped with avocado mash; Sri Lankan-style curry with sautéed mustard, chick peas, and zucchini. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of black bean

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of black bean was in 1569

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