Definition of Florida bean

1. Noun. The annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing.




Definition of Florida bean

1. Noun. The large, roundish, flattened seed of ''Mucuna urens''. ¹

2. Noun. The large seed of ''Entada scandens''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Florida bean

1. The large, roundish, flattened seed of Mucuna urens. See Bean. One of the very large seeds of the Entada scandens. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Florida Bean

floribundas
florican
floricane
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florid oral papillomatosis
florid osseous dysplasia
florida bean (current term)
florida selaginella
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Literary usage of Florida bean

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1. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"The florida bean has a pubescence of whitish stiff hairs on its leaf b(ids and young shoots while the ripe pods are covered with brownish black, woolly,, ..."

2. Exhibition ...: Hebron city of the patriarchs : list of exhibits at the by Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, Ruth Lehrer, A. Harold Fisch, Murray Roston (1874)
"florida bean Jewelry. — This firm ingeniously adapts the florida bean to ornaments of jewelry, consisting of lockets, brooches, sleeve-buttons, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"florida bean, the fruit of a West India, leguminous climber often washed up on the coast of Florida. Sea bean, the fruit of a climbing shrub growing in ..."

4. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"FLORIDA-BEAN. 20. GALACTIA P. Br. Vines, or erect partially woody plants. Leaflets 3, or rarely 1, 5, or 7. Panicles raceme-like. _ Calyx 2-lipped, ..."

5. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Jesuits, Reuben Gold Thwaites (1900)
"The fruit here referred to is probably the " sea-bean " or ' florida bean;" a round, polished, scarlet seed obtained from the West Indian "bead-tree" or ..."

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