mung bean

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noun \ˈməŋ-\

Definition of mung bean

  1. :  an erect bushy annual bean (Vigna radiata syn. 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

Origin and Etymology of mung bean

Hindi & Urdu mū̃g, from Sanskrit mudga


First Known Use: 1910


MUNG BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

mung bean

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noun \ˈməŋ-\

Definition of mung bean for English Language Learners

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


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