turtle bean

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Recent Examples on the Web Especially since this basic recipe works for so many kinds, from red beans to white cannellini to black turtle beans. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Five Adaptable Recipes, All From Your Pantry," 24 Mar. 2020 Black: Also known as turtle beans, these full-flavored beans are classic in Latin American cooking, usually for soups and stews. Melissa Clark, NYT Cooking, "How to Cook Beans," 13 Mar. 2018 Throughout the Caribbean and Central America, beans and rice (or rice with beans) is made with pigeon peas, red beans or black turtle beans, to name a few. David Tanis, The Seattle Times, "A humble feast begins with lentils," 7 Jan. 2019

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Turtle bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtle%20bean. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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