kidney bean


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

Examples of kidney bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The red kidney beans are wrapped in a dark red cloak of rich, velvety textures paired with the fieriness of chiles, garlic and ginger. Nik Sharma,, "A Brown Kitchen recipe: Rajma (Kidney Bean Stew)," 25 Oct. 2019 Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans and pink beans—varieties of what is called the common bean—provide essential protein and vitamins the world over, especially in Latin America and Africa. Sarah Lewin Frasier, Scientific American, "30 Heat-Tolerant Strains of Beans Identified," 24 Mar. 2015 The male Tian Tian, who was also born at the China Conservation Center on August 27, 1997, has eye patches shaped like kidney beans and two black dots across his nose. Beth Py-lieberman, Smithsonian, "14 Fun Facts About Giant Pandas," 10 Aug. 2019 Most of the main dishes at Saz are served with large timbales of either white rice or rice and gungo peas, which resemble small kidney beans and lend the rice a pinkish, dirty-rice tinge. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Saz Jamaican Restaurant, Newington," 10 July 2019 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 Like most eye masks, these are shaped like a kidney bean to cover the under-eye area, but the gel-like mesh keeps them from sliding down your cheeks. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "3 Face Masks That Will Perk Up Dull Skin," 3 Apr. 2018 Other products like cranberries, kidney beans and peanut butter would be affected, but have a much smaller value. Thomas Biesheuvel,, "Europe's Retaliatory Steel Tariffs Take Aim at Tiny Target," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of kidney bean

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of kidney bean was in 1548

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16 Nov 2019

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“Kidney bean.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of kidney bean

: a type of large and dark red 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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