[ muhng ]
/ mʌŋ /
a plant, Vigna radiata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds, pods, and young sprouts.
the seed or pod of this plant.
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Origin of mung bean
1905–10; earlier moong < Hindi mū̃g, variant of mūg; compare Pali, Prakrit mugga, Sanskrit mudga
Also called gram, green gram.
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British Dictionary definitions for green gram
/ (mʌŋ) /
an E Asian bean plant, Phaseolus aureus, grown for forage and as the source of bean sprouts used in oriental cookery
the seed of this plant
Word Origin for mung bean
C20 mung, changed from mungo, from Tamil mūngu, ultimately from Sanskrit mudga
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