winged bean


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

Examples of winged bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The photo of a spider web in a winged bean plant was taken during Covid-19 lockdown in Sri Lanka. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 There’s a great Thai dish called winged bean salad, or yum tuapu. Will Coviello,, 7 Sep. 2020 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, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of winged bean was in 1910

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“Winged bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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