noun Chiefly New England and New York State.
a variety of kidney bean having a small, white seed, used dried for food.
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Origin of pea bean
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby pea bean
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Example sentences from the Web for pea bean
When ripe, it is remarkably farinaceous, of a delicate fleshy-white when properly cooked, and by many preferred to the Pea-bean.
By many, and perhaps by a majority, the Pea-bean is esteemed the best of all baking varieties.