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sword bean

noun
1.
a twining vine, Canavalia gladiata, of the legume family, found in the tropics of the Eastern Hemisphere, having large, showy, pealike flowers and reddish-brown seeds.
Origin of sword bean
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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