a small, white bean, dried for prolonged storage and prepared for eating by soaking and cooking.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of navy bean
An Americanism dating back to 1885–60; so called from wide use in the U.S. Navy
Words nearby navy bean
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