Definition of Common bean

1. Noun. The common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods.

Exact synonyms: Common Bean Plant, Phaseolus Vulgaris
Group relationships: Genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus
Generic synonyms: Bush Bean
Specialized synonyms: Frijol, Frijole, Kidney Bean, Green Bean, Wax Bean

2. Noun. Any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried.

Definition of Common bean

1. Noun. An herbaceous annual plant ''Phaseolus vulgaris'', grown for its edible bean. ¹

2. Noun. A bean of such a plant, varying in size, shape and especially color. ¹

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Literary usage of Common bean

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1. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1817)
"Kidney Bean And common bean Perennials, (To Dr. Thomson.) SIR, Should you deem the following facts worthy a place in your Journal, I shall feel myself much ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"... breadth and thickness varies greatly in the different FIG. 186. Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Cross section of outer portion of seed. ..."

3. Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics by Thomas Thomson (1817)
"Kidney Bean and common bean Perennials. (To Dr. Thomson.) SIR, Should you deem the following facts worthy a place in your Journal, I shall feel myself much ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The common bean, in all its varieties, as cultivated in Britain and on the ... The common bean is even more nutritious than wheat; and it contains a very ..."

5. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"The common bean is cultivated both in gardens and in fields. There are many kinds, with seeds of different shapes, sizes, and colors, some of which grow on ..."

6. Lessons with Plants: Suggestions for Seeing and Interpreting Some of the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"352 shows the cotyledons of a common bean laid open; and Fig. 353 is a similar picture of the Scarlet Runner bean. The node, or place of attachment of the ..."

7. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"At the present time the practice of canning beans in convenient and attractive forms is doing much to extend their use. Fie. 295. Flowers of the common bean ..."

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