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  1. hyacinth bean.

Origin of lablab

First recorded in 1815–25, lablab is from the Arabic word lablāb
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Historical Examples

  • Gennadius, however, describes the "louvia peratica" as Dolichos Lablab or lablab bean.

    Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products</p>

    William Bevan

British Dictionary definitions for lablab


  1. a twining leguminous plant, Dolichos lablab (or Lablab niger), of tropical Africa but widely cultivated
  2. the edible pod or bean of this plant

Word Origin

from Arabic
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