cannellini bean

noun can·nel·li·ni bean \ˌka-nə-ˈlē-nē-\

Definition of cannellini bean

  1. :  a usually large white kidney bean —called also cannellini

Origin and Etymology of cannellini bean

Italian cannellini, plural of cannellino kind of hard candy, variety of white bean resembling the candy, probably from cannella cinnamon, literally, small tube, from Medieval Latin canella, diminutive of Latin canna

First Known Use: 1967

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