Definition of Kidney bean

1. Noun. The common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans).

Exact synonyms: Frijol, Frijole
Group relationships: Genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus
Generic synonyms: Common Bean, Common Bean Plant, Phaseolus Vulgaris

2. Noun. Large dark red bean; usually dried.
Generic synonyms: Common Bean

Definition of Kidney bean

1. Noun. A variety of common bean (''Phaseolus vulgaris'') with a dark-red skin. ¹

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Literary usage of Kidney bean

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"... OF THE kidney bean.1 (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS.) BY THOMAS B. OSBORNE. ... of the kidney bean having importance at the present time, ..."

2. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"The kidney bean is a native of India, introduced to Britain before ... According to the analysis of Einhoff, 3840 parts of kidney bean afforded 1805 parts ..."

3. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"kidney bean.—The kidney bean, or French bean, is a special botanical variety ... The kidney bean is not very well suited to very high northern latitudes, ..."

4. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Small purple Kidney-bean, with a perennial Root. The fécond Sort Is an abiding Plant, which may alfo be propagated by Seeds, ..."

5. 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 ..."

6. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"The beans eaten in this country are mostly the kidney bean, ... kidney bean. Soda, 1-34 1-4(1 Lime 4'73 G'3S Ferric oxide, -57 '32 Magnesia, ..."

7. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"kidney bean. 14-34 23-66 1-63 49-25 7-47 3-15 13-60 23-12 2-28 53-63 3-84 3-53 The percentage composition of the ash of these different beans has the ..."

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