winged bean

\ ˈwiŋd- How to pronounce winged bean (audio) \

Definition of winged bean

: an Asian twining legume (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) cultivated in warm regions for its edible high-protein 4-winged pods also : its pod

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Asia was home to adzuki, soybeans, winged beans, mung and urad dal, and Africa produced cowpeas, yard-long beans, pigeon peas, Dolichos lablab beans and black-eyed peas. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of winged bean

1910, in the meaning defined above

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