black bean


noun

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

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Origin of black bean

First recorded in 1790–95
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

noun

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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