red bean


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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The menu is a deft display of Creole standards, starting with the basics—such as their meaty red beans and rice—and climbing to more complex dishes like the juicy shrimp Clemenceau, a dish that couldn’t be much more local. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 Among them: sweet potato red bean, blackened shrimp and carne asada tacos for $2.50 each; $6 Signature 1893 Margarita and house wines; and $1 off draft or bottled beers. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Cinco de Mayo deals: 40 restaurants for Mexican food specials, cheap beer and margaritas," 28 Apr. 2018 On our visit, a chocolate cake lined with red bean icing and a tres leches-like concoction were on the menu. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi's Sunday izakaya lunch," 9 July 2018 Sides include red beans and rice, mac and cheese and yams. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018 Though the kitchen could work out a few small wobbles (dry pork in the grio, bland red beans and rice), the dishes generally please. Kate Washington, sacbee, "It’s good to be back: Celestin’s revives its particular brand of gumbo and grace," 22 June 2018 Lao sausages and pad thai with red bean buns for dessert. Tom Hanchett, charlotteobserver, "Discover Lao sausages and more at JP To Go," 20 June 2018 Diners are invited to select two sides to accompany their main dish, with standouts being the red beans, plantains and calaloo. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 So the Austin is topped with red bean hummus and tortilla chips, while the Miami is brushed with jerk spice and lemongrass rémoulade. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "Why Los Angeles Fell Head Over Heels for the Fried Chicken Sandwich," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of red bean

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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