velvet bean

noun

Definition of velvet bean

  1. 1 :  cowhage; especially :  a cowhage (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) that is sometimes grown in the southern U.S. for green manure and grazing

  2. 2 :  the seed of the velvet bean that is often used as feed for livestock (such as cattle and hogs)

1898

First Known Use of velvet bean

1898


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