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lablab

[lab-lab]
noun
  1. hyacinth bean.
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Origin of lablab

First recorded in 1815–25, lablab is from the Arabic word lablāb
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Historical Examples

  • Gennadius, however, describes the "louvia peratica" as Dolichos Lablab or lablab bean.

    Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products

    William Bevan


British Dictionary definitions for lablab

lablab

noun
  1. a twining leguminous plant, Dolichos lablab (or Lablab niger), of tropical Africa but widely cultivated
  2. the edible pod or bean of this plant
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Word Origin

from Arabic
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