kidney bean

noun
Updated on: 7 Apr 2018

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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KIDNEY BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

kidney bean

Definition of kidney bean for English Language Learners

  • : a type of large and dark red bean


KIDNEY BEAN Defined for Kids

kidney bean

noun

Definition of kidney bean for Students

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


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