turtle bean

noun

Examples of turtle bean in a Sentence

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, 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, 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, 7 Jan. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turtle bean was in 1923

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“Turtle bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtle%20bean. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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