asparagus bean


noun

a trailing, long-stemmed Asian vine, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, of the legume family, having yellow or violet flowers and very long pods.

Nearby words

  1. asp,
  2. asparaginase,
  3. asparagine,
  4. asparaginic acid,
  5. asparagus,
  6. asparagus beetle,
  7. asparagus fern,
  8. aspartame,
  9. aspartase,
  10. aspartate

Origin of asparagus bean

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Also called yard-long bean.

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