Lyon bean

[ lahy-uh n ]
/ ˈlaɪ ən /


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.

Origin of Lyon bean

named after W. S. Lyon (died 1916), American botanist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019