a bushy plant, Vigna (Phaseolus) angularis, widely cultivated in Asia.
the edible bean of this plant, from which a flour is made.
From Japanese azuki, earlier aduki
- Also a·zu·ki bean [a-zoo-kee been, uh-zoo-], /æˈzu ki ˌbin, əˈzu-/, a·du·ki bean [uh-doo-kee been] /əˈdu ki ˌbin/ .
- Rarely ad·su·ki bean [ad-soo-kee been, -zoo-] /ædˈsu ki ˌbin, -ˈzu-/ .
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