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

Examples of mung bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chen’s favorite filling is glutinous rice with split mung beans. Michelle Tchea, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 June 2024 Rajbir Randhawa’s midtown Sacramento restaurant opened May 15, and mostly serves vegan and gluten-free dishes — aloo tikka chaat, say, or mung bean burgers — as at sister locations in Rancho Cordova and Granite Bay. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 3 June 2024 Long before the advent of cryo masks and hyaluronic acid serums, ancient Koreans first created eyebrow ink from soot, face powders using ground rice, and cleansing soaps made with mung beans. Leslie Patrick, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2024 The rice cakes Tran referred to are filled with mung beans and pork belly wrapped and steamed in banana leaves. Judy Bart Kancigor, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for mung bean 

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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 24 Jul. 2024.

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