kidney bean

noun

Definition of kidney bean

1 : an edible and nutritious usually kidney-shaped seed of any of various cultivated beans of the common species (Phaseolus vulgaris) especially : a large dark red kidney bean
2 : a plant bearing kidney beans

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In 1969 her father, Russell Doane, planted his first crop of dark red kidney beans. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Kidney Beans Piled to the Rafters: Tariffs Are Biting in Farm Country," 2 Aug. 2018 Add the cannellini and kidney beans and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes more. Laura Washburn, House Beautiful, "Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou," 23 Jan. 2013 The plug starts as a hard disk of plastic that looks like a cubist kidney bean. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Strange Noise-Blocking Plugs That Custom-Fit Your Ears," 19 Oct. 2018 Hot-glue a kidney bean horizontally for a nose and carve mouth. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 In a large bowl, combine pasta, kidney beans, corn, red pepper, onion, and cilantro. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Rev up pasta salad season with one packed with nutrients," 10 June 2018 Cucumbers cut into cubes mixed with red kidney beans and tossed with salad dressing complete this simple summer meal. Linda Gassenheimer, sacbee, "Making a chicken mango salad? Soon you will get the tang of it," 10 July 2018 Plus, kidney beans are highest in thiamine, a nutrient that may be protective against Alzheimer's disease. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "6 Healthiest Beans You Can Eat," 15 Aug. 2016 Some lectins in high concentrations in edible foods (especially in undercooked legumes like kidney beans) can cause severe stomach pain and vomiting. Katherine Pett, SELF, "Why Are People Suddenly Saying That Whole Grains Are Bad for Your Gut?," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of kidney bean

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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kidney bean

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kidney bean

: a type of large and dark red bean

kidney bean

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Kids Definition of kidney bean

: the large usually dark red edible seed of a bean plant

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