red bean

noun

Definition of red bean

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

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Salt cod fritters here are called by the Greek word bakaliaros; lobio, red beans with onions and cilantro, is a version from the Republic of Georgia. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Lively Ilona in the South End offers small plates from Eastern Mediterranean cuisines," 1 Aug. 2019 On a recent morning, Alvino cooked 15 pounds of goat, two pounds of red beans and 10 pounds of rice. James Wagner, New York Times, "Abuela, Chef, Boss: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s Grandmother Feeds the Majors," 25 Aug. 2019 Oxtails are cooked for five hours in coconut oil and fresh herbs after marinating in paprika and recado, rendering the tough cuts into slightly sticky, strikingly tender hunks of beef in a pool of natural gravy and red beans. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Mother-daughter duo cook side-by-side at Belizean pop-up No Reservation L.A.," 12 July 2019 Sweet home Arcadia Sweet 7 is now open for mango drinks, boba tea, coconut milk and red bean milk in the Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "A roastery, coffee bar and restaurant all-in-one opens in the Arts District," 27 Aug. 2019 Known for being dense and calorific, mooncakes are typically filled with lotus seed or red bean paste and a salted egg yolk symbolizing the moon. Washington Post, "Hong Kong bakery’s mooncakes carry protest movement slogans," 21 Aug. 2019 An intriguing list of appetizers -- from brown sugar sticky rice to a deep fried pumpkin pancake with red bean paste and everything in between -- and a variety of milk and jelly teas round out the menu. cleveland.com, "Dagu Rice Noodle in Cleveland’s AsiaTown plans Aug. 31 grand opening," 15 Aug. 2019 Some places poured on a thick gravy atop the red beans and rice, while others didn’t. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "The 5 best jerk chicken dishes on Chicago’s South Side," 13 June 2019 Chan draws upon sake, cocktails, and wine to match everything from the oysters with fig vinaigrette and horseradish to the red bean mochi cake for dessert. Fortune, "Vancouver Is a Haven for Cheap but Delicious Tasting Menus," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of red bean

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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