red bean


: a red kidney bean and especially one that is small and round
: a small dark red seed of the adzuki bean that is often combined with sugar to produce a sweet paste used in cooking

Examples of red bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rice is unusually delicious, too; the red beans in the mix are cooked a day ahead, then refried before serving, intensifying their flavor. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 26 June 2024 According to Korean folklore, red beans contain good luck and the scattering of salt can drive away demons. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 17 June 2024 Wilder replaced Spanish red beans with tepary beans and the rice used as a binder in the recipe’s blood sausage with Sonoran white wheat berries. Hayleigh Evans, The Arizona Republic, 3 June 2024 Sides include French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, red beans and rice, and hushpuppies. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 12 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for red bean 

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Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of red bean was in 1658

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“Red bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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