cannellini bean


can·​nel·​li·​ni bean ˌka-nə-ˈlē-nē- How to pronounce cannellini bean (audio)
: a usually large white kidney bean

called also cannellini

Examples of cannellini bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was this cannellini bean dish. Wired Staff, WIRED, 29 Sep. 2022 Here goes: Spanish charcuterie and cheeses, cannellini bean salad, roasted beet salad and vegan olive oil shortbread with blood orange glaze. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Mar. 2023 Course 5: Braised-beef short rib, cannellini bean and white truffle puree. Marc Bona, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2022 Recent dishes have included burrata with zucchini, pine nuts, basil, and mint or sea trout with cannellini bean puree, roasted tomatoes, and garlic breadcrumbs. Eric Rosen, Travel + Leisure, 20 July 2021 Add the cannellini beans, the celery (and leaves if using), red onion or scallions, Italian parsley and toss gently to combine. Tina Danze, Dallas News, 7 Apr. 2020 Add asparagus, green beans, snap peas, and cannellini beans to soup and simmer until just tender, 4 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 30 Apr. 2020 That means artichoke hearts, sardines, cannellini beans, and olives. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 24 Apr. 2020 If the recipe calls for navy or Great Northern and you’ve only got cannellini beans on hand, that’ll do just fine. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'cannellini bean.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


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

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cannellini bean was in 1955

Dictionary Entries Near cannellini bean

Cite this Entry

“Cannellini bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!