Definition of kidney bean in English:

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kidney bean

Pronunciation: /ˈˌkidnē ˌbēn/


A kidney-shaped bean, especially a dark red variety of the common bean plant Phaseolus vulgaris.
Example sentences
  • At this time his body was smaller than a kidney bean, and just beginning to form limb buds - his future arms and legs.
  • The active ingredient in these products is an extract derived from a white kidney bean called Phaseolus vulgaris.
  • I was newly pregnant with my first child, whose embryo was about the size of a kidney bean.

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Syllabification: kid·ney bean

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