velvet bean

noun

Definition of velvet bean

1 :cowhage; especially :a cowhage (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) that is sometimes grown in the southern U.S. for green manure and grazing
2 :the seed of the velvet bean that is often used as feed for livestock (such as cattle and hogs)

First Known Use of velvet bean

1898


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