screwbean

noun screw·bean \ ˈskrü-ˌbēn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of screwbean

1 :a leguminous shrub or small tree (Prosopis pubescens) of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico having spirally twisted pods with sweet pulp called also screwbean mesquite
2 :the pod of the screwbean

First Known Use of screwbean

1851


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