tepary bean

te·​pa·​ry bean | \ ˈte-pə-rē- How to pronounce tepary bean (audio) \

Definition of tepary bean

: an annual twining bean (Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius) that is native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and is cultivated for its roundish white, yellow, brown, or bluish-black edible seeds also : the seed

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Gepts stepped over to a row of scraggly-looking tepary beans and cracked open a pod. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 New world beans include Phaseolus vulgaris encompassing 4.000 cultivars of true beans of many colors; P. lunatus are lima beans; P. coccineus runner beans, and tepary beans (P. acutifolius. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 Kai Three Sisters Smoked ocean trout with black tepary bean miso, huitlacoche chumeith and pickled squash. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here are the best dishes of the 2018 Devour Culinary Classic," 4 Mar. 2018 The seed bank has cataloged, propagated and conserved ancient vegetable varieties from rare chiles to umpteen varieties of tepary beans. Elaine Glusac, chicagotribune.com, "Tucson chefs find tasty ways to honor 'City of Gastronomy' tradition," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tepary bean

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tepary bean

Mexican Spanish tépari, from Ópata or Eudeve (Uto-Aztecan languages of Sonora, Mexico)

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