tepary bean

noun te·pa·ry bean \ ˈte-pə-rē- \

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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Origin and Etymology of tepary bean

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


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