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

Examples of tepary bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wake dad up with a steak and eggs brunch ($19) of mesquite grilled flank steak served with chipotle chimichurri, Ramona Farms tepary bean puree, Kennebec breakfast potatoes and grilled Mama Lola flour tortillas. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 15 June 2020 The menu offers vegetarian versions of classic southwestern dishes, including breakfast burritos, cauliflower tacos and tepary bean and mushroom burgers. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 27 Feb. 2020 Along with the cultural aspect, there's the nutritional aspect to the tepary bean, Velvet said. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 28 Feb. 2020 The small tepary beans that grow in the harsh, dry American Southwest are an heirloom variety that has been cultivated and harvested wild by countless generations of Native people in the region. New York Times, 7 Nov. 2019 Many of the beans that beat the heat had a common ancestor in their family trees: tepary beans, which are tiny, drought- and heat-tolerant beans that grow in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Sarah Lewin Frasier, Scientific American, 24 Mar. 2015 Ramona Farms grows three different types of tepary beans, Velvet said. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, 4 July 2019 Gepts stepped over to a row of scraggly-looking tepary beans and cracked open a pod. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, 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, 14 Mar. 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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“Tepary bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tepary%20bean. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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