WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ˈkid•ney ˌbean, n. [countable]
Plant Biology, Fooda bean plant grown in many varieties for its seeds and pods which can be eaten.
Plant Biologyits mature seed, esp. the dark red, kidney-shaped seed of some varieties.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 kid′ney bean′,
- Plant Biology, Fooda common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
- Plant Biology, Foodthe mature kidney-shaped seed of this plant.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
kidney bean n
- any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner
- the seed of any of these beans
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