- a variety of kidney bean having a small, white seed, used dried for food.
Origin of pea bean
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for pea bean
It is a week earlier than the White Marrow, and ten days in advance of the Pea-bean.
When ripe, it is remarkably farinaceous, of a delicate fleshy-white when properly cooked, and by many preferred to the Pea-bean.
By many, and perhaps by a majority, the Pea-bean is esteemed the best of all baking varieties.