hyacinth bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hyacinth 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hyacinth bean (Bot) a climbing leguminous plant (Dolichos Lablab), related to the true bean. It has dark purple flowers and fruit.
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Usage


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Hyacinth bean vine flowers may be purple or white.
I can remember my first encounter with hyacinth bean.
Hyacinth bean makes beautiful, showy vine.
I can remember my first encounter with hyacinth bean .
Hyacinth bean makes beautiful, showy vine.
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