cannellini bean

[ kan-l-ee-nee; Italian kah-nel-lee-nee ]
/ ˌkæn lˈi ni; Italian ˌkɑ nɛlˈli ni /

noun

a medium-sized, white, oval bean with a thin skin and mild flavor.

Nearby words

  1. cannanore,
  2. canned,
  3. canned heat,
  4. canned laughter,
  5. cannel coal,
  6. cannelloni,
  7. cannelure,
  8. canner,
  9. cannery,
  10. cannes

Also called can·nel·li·ni, white kidney bean.

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British Dictionary definitions for cannellini bean

cannellini bean

/ (ˌkænɪˈlɪːnɪ) /

noun

a cream-coloured, kidney-shaped bean with a mild flavour

Word Origin for cannellini bean

Italian: small tubes

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