Definition of cannellini bean in English:

cannellini bean

Syllabification: can·nel·li·ni bean
Pronunciation: /ˌkanlˈēnē ˌbēn
 
/

noun

  • A kidney-shaped bean of a medium-sized, creamy-white variety.
    More example sentences
    • Jana adds this herbal companionship to a mix of tomatoes, fennel, zucchini, green beans, and cannellini beans.
    • I see no reason why you can't use equally mealy cannellini beans if that is what you have, though I have used butter beans before now and good they were too.
    • Drain the cannellini beans and put into a large pot of cold water to cover.

Origin

Italian cannellini, literally 'small tubes'.

More definitions of cannellini bean

Definition of cannellini bean in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space