navy bean


: a small, usually oval, white kidney bean : haricot

Examples of navy bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like chickpeas, navy beans are an excellent source of fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol and regulate blood sugars and decrease the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some cancers. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 10 Feb. 2024 The trick to making smooth hummus involves using a fine mesh strainer to mash the navy beans and remove the skins. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 10 Feb. 2024 This slow-cooker navy bean and ham recipe couldn't be easier. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023 Just add the soaked navy beans, water, broth, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and bay leaf to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023 The base is made with navy beans, which don't have a lot of flavor on their own, but meld with the eggs, sugar, and warm spices to form a confection so delicious, no one will believe it was made with beans. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 2 Nov. 2023 Added two bay leaves, 1/2 pound navy beans and 1/2 pound great northern white beans. Paige Grandjean, Southern Living, 13 Oct. 2023 Load your pre-soaked navy beans, ham, and vegetables into the slow cooker and cook until tender. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 14 July 2023 Canned navy beans are a superb short-cut and nutritionally equivalent to dried, albeit there can be more salt. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 21 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of navy bean was in 1833

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“Navy bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

navy bean

: a kidney bean grown especially for its small white seeds that are valuable as food
also : its seed
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