Indian bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Indian bean perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
    • n Indian bean tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indian bean (Bot) a name of the catalpa.
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Usage

In literature:

Baked beans, rye-and-indian bread (moist, remember), doughnuts and cheese, pie, and root beer.
"Being a Boy" by Charles Dudley Warner
Pork and beans and Indian pudding were standard dishes, only the pudding was eaten first.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
They had Indian corn, beans and pumpkins in equal abundance.
"The Country of the Neutrals" by James H. Coyne
Merely some rice, beans, and Indian corn were grown in small quantities.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Beans were abundant, and were baked by the Indians in earthen pots just as we bake them to-day.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Have you ever eaten Indian bean-cake?
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
The rich soil of the meadows yielded an abundance of Indian corn, wheat, rye, barley, beans, and flax.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
The Indian set a plate of beans on the table and looked into the boy's eyes.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
The Indians here had great heaps of corn and beans.
"The Story of Our Country"
Besides all these, our natives had originally amongst them Indian corn, peas, beans, potatoes and tobacco.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
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In news:

New leaves on this Indian bean tree emerge wine colored to chocolate, segueing to green in summer.
I was mesmerized by all of the different Indian foods: spices, beans and lentils, rice, meats, fruits, and snacks.
American Indians made dishes from the corn and beans they grew side by side in their fields.
Beane was presented with the award Wednesday at the general manager s meetings in Indian Wells.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. Before they made movies about his teams, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane shared a clubhouse with a young Walt Weiss.
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