HyperDic: lima_bean

English > 3 senses of the expression lima bean:
NOUNplantlima bean, sieva bean, butter bean, butter-bean plant, Phaseolus lunatusbush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
plantlima bean, lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensisbush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
foodlima beanbroad flat beans simmered gently
English > lima bean: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningbush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds.
Synonymssieva bean, butter bean, butter-bean plant, Phaseolus lunatus
Member ofPhaseolus, genus Phaseolusherbs of warm regions including most American beans
Partssieva bean, butter bean, butterbean, civet beansmall flat green bean similar to lima beans
Broadershell bean, shell bean plantA bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
English > lima bean: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningbush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds.
Synonymslima bean plant, Phaseolus limensis
Member ofPhaseolus, genus Phaseolusherbs of warm regions including most American beans
Partslima beanbroad flat beans simmered gently
Broadershell bean, shell bean plantA bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
English > lima bean: 3 senses > noun 3, food
Meaningbroad flat beans simmered gently; never / never eaten raw.
Part oflima bean, lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensisbush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
NarrowerFordhooksrelatively large lima beans
Broadershell beanunripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
Spanishhaba
Catalanfava

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