Definition of Green gram

1. Noun. Erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus.

Exact synonyms: Golden Gram, Mung, Mung Bean, Phaseolus Aureus, Vigna Radiata
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Vigna, Vigna

Definition of Green gram

1. Noun. A bean from the seed of ''Vigna radiata'', which is native to Bangladesh, India, one of many species recently moved from the genus ''Phaseolus'' to ''Vigna'' (still often seen cited as ''Phaseolus aureus'' or ''Phaseolus radiatus''). ¹

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Literary usage of Green gram

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1. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"green gram : — Moong ... green gram :—Moong, grown nil over India. Black gram :—Moong, variety of ..."

2. A Manual of the District of Vizagapatam, in the Presidency of Madras by David Freemantle Carmichael (1869)
"Crops of gingely oil seeds and green gram are sown together in January, and reaped at the ... is sown in October, either along with black gram; green gram, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... or green gram (Hind, and Beng. moong), a form of which plant with black seeds (P. Max of Roxburgh) is termed black gram, is an important article of diet ..."

4. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of by Great Exhibition (1851)
"... from Nepal green gram : — Moong ... green gram :—Moong, grown all over India. Black gram :—Moong, variety of ..."

5. Catalogue of the Vegetable Productions of the Presidency of Bombay by George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood (1865)
"It is not recognized in Graham's, or Gibson and Dalzell's Catalogues, B¡ack and green gram being included in this Presidency under P. Mungo, which see. ..."

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