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red beans


a medium-sized bean in light and dark red, used for chili and other dishes

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  • red beans are preferred; but boiled white beans, served cold with vinegar and plenty of oil, form a favorite salad.

  • He indicated with his hand a court where one by the side of another lay eight great quadrangles covered with red beans.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • A cake made of red beans lay on the middle of each tray, and around it were placed sugar maple leaves coloured red and green.

    Our Little Japanese Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • The chocolate part is prepared of red beans, and the toast is the browned mochi (rice-cake).

    A Japanese Boy Shigemi Shiukichi
  • I can only offer you scanty fare; but one must put up with it, and I am reduced to tasajo and red beans with pimento.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard

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