pinto bean


noun

a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, having mottled or spotted seeds: grown chiefly in the southern U.S.

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Origin of pinto bean

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for pinto bean

pinto bean

noun

a variety of kidney bean that has mottled seeds and is grown for food and fodder in the southwestern US
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