Definition of butter bean in English:

butter bean

Syllabification: but·ter bean

noun

  • A lima bean, especially one of a variety with large flat white seeds that are usually dried.
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    • 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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