mung bean

\ ˈməŋ- How to pronounce mung bean (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The food includes traditionally vegan dishes like ginataang munggo, a coconut milk mung bean stew, and ensaladang lato, a fresh salad that combines a seaweed variety known as sea grapes with tomatoes, onions, and vinegar. Jasmine Ting, Bon Appétit, 6 Oct. 2021 The main ingredient in JUST Egg products is protein-rich mung bean, the company’s website says. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2021 Flavors include Okinawan purple yam with coconut and matcha green tea with mung bean. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2021 The mung bean egg is, is new and does do something different. Téa Francesca Price, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2021 Glass noodles might describe those made with sweet potato or mung bean starches. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Vermicelli can be used to refer to noodles made with rice or mung bean starch. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 24 May 2021 The Leung sisters used their mom's mung bean popsicle recipe as an example. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 5 Mar. 2021 The pourable Just Egg cooks and tastes like chicken eggs, but is made entirely from plants — mung bean being the primary source, with turmeric added for color. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mung bean

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mung bean

Hindi & Urdu mū̃g, from Sanskrit mudga

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“Mung bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mung bean

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

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