black bean


a black variety of kidney bean, used in Latin American cookery.
a black soybean, fermented and used in Asian cookery.

Origin of black bean

1790–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of black bean

  • “Oh—ah, very likely,” replied the Baron, as he received a wooden basin of black-bean broth.

British Dictionary definitions for black bean

black bean


an Australian leguminous tree, Castanospermum australe, having thin smooth bark and yellow or reddish flowers: used in furniture manufactureAlso called: Moreton Bay chestnut
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