screw·​bean ˈskrü-ˌbēn How to pronounce screwbean (audio)
: 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

: the pod of the screwbean

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of screwbean was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Screwbean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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