cranberry bean

noun

: a medium-sized kidney bean that is whitish with red mottling and typically turns light brown when cooked
cranberry beans which are the same size as pinto beans but colored as their name suggests and superior in flavor … Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, April 1992

called also borlotti

Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cranberry bean was in 1823

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“Cranberry bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cranberry%20bean. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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