Definition of Lima bean plant
1. Noun. Bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds.
Terms within: Lima Bean
Group relationships: Genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus
Generic synonyms: Shell Bean, Shell Bean Plant
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Literary usage of Lima bean plant
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The lima bean plant does not grow well on an acid soil; neither does it thrive on an alkali soil. California soils, being mostly arid or semi-arid, ..."
2. Horticulture for Schools by Arnold Valentine Stubenrauch, Milo Nelson Wood, Charles Junius Booth (1922)
"The lima-bean plant produces large flat beans. It requires a warm temperature for growth and a better soil than most of the others. 179. ..."