cannellini bean

[ kan-l-ee-nee; Italian kah-nel-lee-nee ]

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

Origin of cannellini bean

1
First recorded in 1965-70; from Italian cannellini, plural of cannellino, a kind of hard candy, variety of white bean resembling the candy, probably from cannella “cinnamon,” used to flavor the candy, or from Italian cannellini, plural of cannellino , diminutive of cannello “little tube,” diminutive of canna “reed, stalk,” from Latin canna “reed”; see origin at cane
  • Also called can·nel·li·ni, white kid·ney bean .

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British Dictionary definitions for cannellini bean

cannellini bean

/ (ˌkænɪˈlɪːnɪ) /


noun
  1. a cream-coloured, kidney-shaped bean with a mild flavour

Origin of cannellini bean

1
Italian: small tubes

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