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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the name, a good canh chua should have a delicately sweet aftertaste, often achieved through the unison of spare ribs or thick white fish, plus produce—tomatoes, okra, mung bean sprouts, Indian taro stalks and pineapples, to name a few. Nguyên Lê, Chron, 18 Jan. 2023 Roundworms and tapeworms are visually comparable with mung bean sprouts; microbiologic analysis is required to confirm diagnosis, as evidenced in our case. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 6 Apr. 2017 Typically, a salted and cured duck egg yolk rests in the center, encompassed by a slightly-sweetened paste made from lotus seed, mung bean, or red bean. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, 22 Aug. 2022 To make a jian bing guozi, first, a mung bean mixture is fanned out with a ladle onto a flat-iron pan. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 13 Oct. 2022 This formula harnesses a combo of red clover and mung bean, which help regulate the growth factors that contribute to hair loss, as well as amino acids, which help encourage healthy follicle growth. Deanna Pai, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2022 Gro Revitalizing duo is powered by natural actives of mung bean, curcumin, and red clover to support longer, denser hair. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2022 Other entrees include phaksha dangmo and thukpa dangmo, a sauteed beef or pork dish with bell peppers; thukpa ngokma, a sauteed noodle dish with beef, chicken or vegetables; and phing-sha, a mixture of beef and mung bean vermicelli ($14.99). Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 9 Sep. 2022 Other beans are often made into paste to be used as mooncake fillings, the most common include winter gourd and mung bean. Em Chan, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu mū̃g, from Sanskrit mudga

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mung bean was in 1910

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“Mung bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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