Definition of black bean in English:

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black bean


1Either of two cultivated varieties of bean plant having small black seeds.
Example sentences
  • However, other relatives are the navy bean, black beans and pinto beans.
  • Some of these varieties include Huron and Mackinac navy beans, Redhawk dark-red kidney beans, and - this year - Jaguar and Phantom black beans.
  • Landcare representatives say whilst the black bean is a local species it is not native to the coast and goes against Council's vegetation management plans.
1.1The dried seed of the black bean plants, used as a vegetable.
Example sentences
  • For the black bean truffle sauce: In a small saucepan, add the black beans and water and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • When I'm in Brazil I eat our classic stew of black bean, rice, flour and beef, which our cook makes for us.
  • Apples, bananas, green beans and black beans all contain lots of carbs-and they're super good for you!
2Either of two Australian plants of the pea family.
  • A large tree with red or yellow flowers, dark beanlike seeds, and a hard and decorative wood (Castanospermum australe, family Leguminosae). A liana with blackish flowers (Kennedia nigricans, family Leguminosae)..

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