sword bean


a twining vine, Canavalia gladiata, of the legume family, found in the tropics of the Eastern Hemisphere, having large, showy, pealike flowers and reddish-brown seeds.

Nearby words

  1. swoop,
  2. swoosh,
  3. swop,
  4. sword,
  5. sword bayonet,
  6. sword belt,
  7. sword cane,
  8. sword dance,
  9. sword fern,
  10. sword grass

Origin of sword bean

First recorded in 1880–85

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