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black bean

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  1. a black variety of kidney bean, used in Latin American cookery.
  2. a black soybean, fermented and used in Asian cookery.

Origin of black bean

1790–95
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Examples from the Web for black bean

Historical Examples

  • “Oh—ah, very likely,” replied the Baron, as he received a wooden basin of black-bean broth.

    The Dragon of Wantley

    Owen Wister


British Dictionary definitions for black bean

black bean

noun
  1. an Australian leguminous tree, Castanospermum australe, having thin smooth bark and yellow or reddish flowers: used in furniture manufactureAlso called: Moreton Bay chestnut
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