butter bean

or but·ter·bean


noun

a variety of small-seeded lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, grown in the southern U.S.
Midland and Southern U.S. any type of lima bean.

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Origin of butter bean

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for butter bean

butter bean

noun

a variety of lima bean that has large pale flat edible seeds and is grown in the southern US
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