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navy bean


noun

a small, white bean, dried for prolonged storage and prepared for eating by soaking and cooking.

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Nearby words

navratilova, martina, navsat, navstar global positioning system, navvy, navy, navy bean, navy blue, navy cross, navy cut, navy gray, navy list

Origin of navy bean

An Americanism dating back to 1885–60; so called from wide use in the U.S. Navy
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