Definition of Butter bean

1. Noun. Bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds.

2. Noun. Small flat green bean similar to lima beans.
Exact synonyms: Butterbean, Civet Bean, Sieva Bean
Generic synonyms: Shell Bean
Group relationships: Butter-bean Plant, Lima Bean, Phaseolus Lunatus, Sieva Bean

Definition of Butter bean

1. Noun. Any of several beans, including the lima bean, sieva bean, wax bean, and civet bean. ¹

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Literary usage of Butter bean

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1. May Byron's Vegetable Book: Containing Over 750 Recipes for the Cooking and by May Clarissa Gillington Byron (1916)
"butter bean CROQUETTES Half a pint of dried butter beans, half an ounce of butter, one teaspoonful of chopped parsley, half a teaspoonful of salt, ..."

2. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1849)
"butter bean. These LIMA and BUTTER beans were premium specimens of those ... The butter bean is a beautiful bush bean, having a fine blue color, and, ..."

3. A Manual of Vegetarian Cookery by George Black (1908)
"butter bean AND TOMATO SOUP. Ingredients.—Remains of butter bean Stock used to make the butter bean Pie 1 Ib. of Peeled Tomatoes 1 Onion 2 pints of Boiling ..."

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