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sieva bean

[ see-vuh ]
/ ˈsi və /
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Origin of sieva bean

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; perhaps alteration of seewee or sewee “bean,” probably after the Sewee, an extinct American Indian tribe that lived on the South Carolina coast
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