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 There’s a Georgian kidney bean stew; Mexican molletes, a kind of open-faced sandwich that Yonan pairs with shiitake bacon, feta, and arugula; and a smoky black bean and plantain chili. Kelsey Lindsey, Outside Online, 24 June 2020 Chili powder, cayenne and oregano help flavor this ground beef and kidney bean chili, which comes together pretty quickly (hence the name). Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 The kidney bean-corn salad complemented the spices on the pork perfectly, giving it a healthy bit of Southwestern flair, especially alongside the scrumptious potato and vegetable hash. Allaire Nuss,, 18 Jan. 2022 One of her earliest designs was a necklace shaped exactly like a kidney bean but made in silver or gold. Washington Post, 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, 10 Mar. 2021 For example, his kidney bean and mushroom bourguignon needed some work. Soleil Ho,, 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,, 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, 6 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of kidney bean

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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