HyperDic: shell_bean

English > 2 senses of the expression shell bean:
NOUNplantshell bean, shell bean planta bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
foodshell beanunripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
English > shell bean: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningA bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod.
Synonymshell bean plant
Partsshell beanunripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
Narrowerbroad bean, broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia fabaOld World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
lima bean, lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensisbush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
sieva bean, butter bean, butter-bean plant, lima bean, Phaseolus lunatusbush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
tepary bean, Phaseolus acutifolius latifoliusTwining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans
Broaderbean, bean plantAny of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
English > shell bean: 2 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningunripe beans removed from the pod before cooking.
Part ofshell bean, shell bean plantA bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
Narrowerfava bean, broad beanshell beans cooked as lima beans
green soybeanseeds shelled and cooked as lima beans
lima beanbroad flat beans simmered gently
sieva bean, butter bean, butterbean, civet beansmall flat green bean similar to lima beans
Broaderfresh beanbeans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried

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