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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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 The bakeries make chocolate chip cookies — and matcha red bean rolls. Andre Vergara, latimes.com, "Four Hours: A kid-friendly guide to downtown Alhambra," 14 June 2019 Moe’s offers several daily side-dish specials like skillet corn with sausage, and red beans with rice, in addition to more typical sides like slaw, baked beans, and potato salad. Eric Velasco, al.com, "Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s barbecue," 3 June 2019 Crystal Lotus at Hong Kong Disneyland features a red bean bun crafted to look like Olaf from Frozen, plus other edible Pixar and Disney stars. Lucas Shaw, The Seattle Times, "From pig-shaped bao to ‘Pac Man’ dumplings, chefs now make dim sum for the Instagram generation," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of red bean

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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