tepary bean

[ tep-uh-ree ]
/ ˈtɛp ə ri /

noun

a twining or bushy plant, Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, of the legume family, native to Mexico and Arizona, having white or violet-colored flowers, grown as a food plant in dry regions.

Nearby words

  1. teocalli,
  2. teonanacatl,
  3. teosinte,
  4. teotihuacán,
  5. tepal,
  6. tepe,
  7. tepe gawra,
  8. tepee,
  9. tepefy,
  10. tepexpán man

Origin of tepary bean

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; origin uncertain

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