sword bean

noun

: a twining tropical plant (Canavalia gladiata) native to the Old World, long cultivated in the Orient, and bearing long pods usually having red or pink seed, both pods and seed being used for food compare jack bean

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“Sword bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sword%20bean. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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