cannellini bean

can·​nel·​li·​ni bean | \ ˌka-nə-ˈlē-nē- How to pronounce cannellini bean (audio) \

Definition of cannellini bean

: a usually large white kidney bean

called also cannellini

Examples of cannellini bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Pantry magic: How to think like a cook and turn ‘nothing’ into something delicious," 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, "Spring Minestrone," 30 Apr. 2020 That means artichoke hearts, sardines, cannellini beans, and olives. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Snack Plates Are the Low-Key Dinner Strategy We Need Right Now," 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, "29 White Bean Recipes That Are Anything but Bland," 24 Apr. 2020 Dakota's Pride cannellini beans check a lot of boxes for Andrews. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The best and healthiest things to buy at ALDI, according to dietitians," 26 Feb. 2020 Antipasti dishes of golden beets with orange supremes, white cannellini beans with lots of herbs, a cool grain salad made with farro and showers of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Mike Sutter,, "A list of the San Antonio restaurants in Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks To-Go program, helping eateries survive coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 Above, from left: cranberry beans, lentils, black beans, chickpeas, red kidney beans, split peas, pinto beans and cannellini beans. Melissa Clark, NYT Cooking, "How to Cook Beans," 13 Mar. 2018 As is Tejal Rao’s recipe for cannellini bean pasta with beurre blanc. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "What to Cook This Weekend," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of cannellini bean

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Cannellini bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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