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 One of her earliest designs was a necklace shaped exactly like a kidney bean but made in silver or gold. Washington Post, "Elsa Peretti, fashion model and renowned jewelry designer, dies at 80," 21 Mar. 2021 But opening that gift this past December, and seeing that kidney bean, Hamme understood her wait could almost be over. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "99.1 The Mix host Elizabeth Kay in Milwaukee is donating her kidney to help save her mother-in-law's life," 10 Mar. 2021 For example, his kidney bean and mushroom bourguignon needed some work. Soleil Ho,, "Two new cookbooks on beans perfect for coronavirus shelter-in-place cooking," 17 Apr. 2020 Adding just two cups of kidney beans to your meal, for example, gives you 26 grams of protein, which is more than half of your daily recommended amount. Maggie O'neill,, "There Might Be a Meat Shortage In the US—Here Are 8 Protein-Filled Foods to Try If You Can’t Buy Meat," 30 Apr. 2020 Find that can of chili in the back of your pantry and heat it with a can of kidney beans to make a hearty chili topping. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "What to cook this week: 8 starter pantry cuisine recipes with easy variations," 6 Apr. 2020 Canned meats: Tuna, salmon, chicken, ham, beef Canned beans: Lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans and refried beans. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Coronavirus fears have shoppers stocking up on water, wipes and toilet paper," 2 Mar. 2020 Nuts, seeds, and legumes: unsalted raw almonds, sunflower seeds, kidney beans. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the DASH Diet? Everything You Need to Know, According to Registered Dietitians," 28 Feb. 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

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First Known Use of kidney bean

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Apr 2021

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“Kidney bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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