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Lyon bean

[lahy-uh n]
  1. a vine, Mucuna niveum, of southern Asia and the Philippines, having showy clusters of white flowers and whitish hairy pods, grown widely as a forage crop.
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Origin of Lyon bean

named after W. S. Lyon (died 1916), American botanist
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