phasemy bean

pha·​se·​my bean | \ ˈfāsəmē- \
variants: or less commonly phasemy
plural -es

Definition of phasemy bean

: an erect tropical American herb (Phaseolus lathyroides) sometimes cultivated in warm regions for forage or green manure

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History and Etymology for phasemy bean

irregular blend of phas- and semi- in New Latin Phaseolus semierectus, binomial designation of a species of bean

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“Phasemy bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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