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Meaning of HYACINTH BEAN

Pronunciation:  'hIusinth been

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pealike flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
 
 Synonyms: bonavist, Dolichos lablab, Egyptian bean, Indian bean, Lablab purpureus
 
 See Also: genus Lablab, Lablab, vine

 

 

 

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