Definition of Lima bean

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




2. Noun. Bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds.
Exact synonyms: Lima Bean Plant, Phaseolus Limensis
Group relationships: Genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus
Generic synonyms: Shell Bean, Shell Bean Plant

3. Noun. Broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw.
Generic synonyms: Shell Bean
Specialized synonyms: Fordhooks
Group relationships: Lima Bean Plant, Phaseolus Limensis

Definition of Lima bean

1. Noun. Another name for the butter bean or Phaseolus lunatus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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lima bean (current term)
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Literary usage of Lima bean

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"lima bean. Figs. 2898, 2899. Distinguished from the Sievas by tall, robust growth and ... The lima bean is perennial in the tropics. Sec Bean, Lima. GEO. ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"... the seed being eaten as a vegetable either green or dried. The flattened white seeds of the true lima bean are 20-25 mm- l°ng an<3 about half as wide. ..."

3. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"The lima bean is also a different botanical species known as Phaseolus lunatus L. ... The common lima bean is one which matures rather late in the season, ..."

4. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... an undetermined blotch leaf-miner and the lima bean caterpillar. ... Vincent and in Bequia and attacks Vigna (cowpea), Phaseolus lunatus (lima bean), ..."

5. Diseases of Truck Crops and Their Control by Jacob Joseph Taubenhaus (1918)
"DISEASES OF THE lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus var. macrocarpus) lima beans, ... Perhaps the greatest damage in wet seasons to lima bean culture of both the ..."

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