urd

noun
\ ˈu̇rd How to pronounce urd (audio) , ˈərd How to pronounce urd (audio) \

Definition of urd

: an annual Asian legume (Vigna mungo synonym Phaseolus mungo) widely grown in warm regions for its edible blackish seed, for green manure, or for forage also : the seed

First Known Use of urd

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urd

Hindi & Urdu uṛad, urad

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“Urd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urd. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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