hyacinth bean

noun

: a large twining vine (Dolichos lablab) that is native to the Old World tropics, has dark purple racemes of pealike flowers, and is widely grown as an ornamental, less often as a source of fodder, and sometimes for its edible pods and seeds

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“Hyacinth bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyacinth%20bean. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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