Definition of Horsebean

1. Noun. Seed of the broad-bean plant.




2. Noun. Large shrub or shrubby tree having sharp spines and pinnate leaves with small deciduous leaflets and sweet-scented racemose yellow-orange flowers; grown as ornamentals or hedging or emergency food for livestock; tropical America but naturalized in southern United States.
Exact synonyms: Jerusalem Thorn, Parkinsonia Aculeata
Group relationships: Genus Parkinsonia, Parkinsonia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Definition of Horsebean

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horsebean

horse tick
horse trade
horse trader
horse trading
horse trailer
horse whip
horse whisperer
horse whisperers
horse wrangler
horseapple
horseapples
horseback
horseback rider
horseback riding
horsebacks
horsebean (current term)
horsebeans
horsebox
horseboxes
horsebreaker
horsebreakers
horseburger
horseburgers
horsecar
horsecars
horsecloth
horsecloths
horsecock
horsecocks
horsecollar

Literary usage of Horsebean

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1. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"They have been soft white masses, the size of a pea or horsebean, ... 95. the bulk of a horsebean, situated on the sclerotica, and covering a small portion ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"The sand-box tree of the West Indies has large round fruits, containing seeds about as big as an English horsebean; and the capsule explodes, when ripe, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"... as there is a small gland, in shape and size like a horsebean, situated immediately behind the auricle, over the middle of the mastoid process, ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"... labour and horsebean soup. Severe things are beginning to be said of the government of Madagascar. ..."

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