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noun
a common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
the mature kidney-shaped seed of this plant.
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Origin of kidney bean

First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for kidney bean

kidney bean

noun
any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner
the seed of any of these beans
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