phasemy bean

noun

pha·​se·​my bean
ˈfāsəmē-
variants or less commonly phasemy
plural -es
: an erect tropical American herb (Phaseolus lathyroides) sometimes cultivated in warm regions for forage or green manure

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Phasemy bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phasemy%20bean. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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