mung bean

noun \ ˈməŋ- \

Definition of mung bean

: an erect bushy annual bean (Vigna radiata synonym Phaseolus aureus) that is widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually green or yellow seeds, for forage, and as the chief source of bean sprouts; also : its seed

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Origin and Etymology of mung bean

Hindi & Urdu mū̃g, from Sanskrit mudga


MUNG BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

mung bean

noun

Definition of mung bean for English Language Learners

  • : a small, round bean often used to grow bean sprouts


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