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