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 Newer to the gluten-free scene, the pasta made from mung bean flour and can be found in the Explore Cuisine brand and in specialty grocers such as Whole Foods Market. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Your Handy Guide to Buying (or Making) Gluten Free Pasta," 30 Sep. 2020 There’ll also be a vegan mushroom monggo — mung bean soup. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Young entrepreneurs are fueling a boom of chef-driven Filipino cuisine in North Texas," 6 Mar. 2020 It will be added to a veggie stock with the mung beans, mirepoix and more miso, and then topped with fried oyster mushrooms. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Young entrepreneurs are fueling a boom of chef-driven Filipino cuisine in North Texas," 6 Mar. 2020 India: Lean in on legumes Legumes are a universe unto themselves: from fava in the Middle East to flor de mayo in Mexico, cowpeas in Ghana to mung beans in Bangladesh. New York Times, "“These Five Cuisines Are Easier on the Planet,” by Somini Sengupta," 7 Feb. 2020 Next, there’s the springy, al dente chew, like tteokbokki, Korean rice cakes; pinjaram, dense Malaysian coconut milk pancakes; and banh ja’neuk, Cambodian tapioca dumplings filled with mung beans and cooked in a coconut-ginger syrup. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "Everyone Loves Crispy and Crunchy, But What About Chewy?," 21 Oct. 2019 Even the smell is surprisingly convincing for something made out of mung beans. Janelle Bitker,, "Just finally cracking the market for vegan eggs, cultured meat after rough year," 1 Oct. 2019 The savory sticky rice dish, shaped as a square, is traditionally filled with mung beans and pork and cooked in banana leaves. NBC News, "From Chinese to Tibetan, all the most delicious Lunar New Year dishes explained," 25 Jan. 2020 The glutinous rice cakes are filled with mung bean and pork, then steamed in banana leaves. Soleil Ho,, "The most despair-inducing Bay Area dishes of 2019," 13 Jan. 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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The first known use of mung bean was in 1910

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10 Oct 2020

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“Mung bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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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