Definition of Screw bean
1. Noun. Spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed.
Generic synonyms: Pod, Seedpod
2. Noun. Shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods.
Generic synonyms: Mesquit, Mesquite
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Literary usage of Screw bean
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1. Useful wild plants of the United States and Canada by Charles Francis Saunders (1920)
"The Screw-bean is even more sugary than the ... In making Screw-bean meal, the Indians grind the whole pods, seeds and all. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... and the screw bean, two forage plants of considerable value in the arid regions of southern California and the Southwest. Stems with or without spines, ..."