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noun
a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown especially for forage.
the white seeds of this plant.
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Origin of jack bean

First recorded in 1880–85
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jack bean

noun
a tropical American leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, that has clusters of purple flowers and long pods and is grown in the southern US for forage
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