screwbean

noun
screw·​bean | \ ˈskrü-ˌbēn How to pronounce screwbean (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Screwbean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screwbean. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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