A lima bean, especially one of a variety with large flat white seeds that are usually dried.
- Even 8-year-old Sasha Krumm, who rode his bike to the garden nearly every day, although his pumpkin never got much bigger than a butter bean.
- It's as tiny as a butter bean and individuals appear to have been exquisitely enamelled by different artists.
- Edamame or butter bean soybeans are varieties that are best used at the green stage, when the seeds have just plumped the pods.
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