Definition of adzuki in English:

adzuki

Line breaks: ad¦zuki
Pronunciation: /ədˈzuːki
 
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(also adzuki bean, aduki)

noun (plural adzukis)

  • 1A small, round dark-red edible bean.
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    • Vegetarians can use aduki or mung beans.
    • Locals order shaved ice with ice cream and adzuki, Japanese sweet beans.
    • In a large bowl, combine the broad beans, chard, raw peas, tomatoes, spring onions, herbs, aduki beans and millet.
  • 2The bushy Asian plant which produces the adzuki bean.
    • Vigna angularis, family Leguminosae
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    • Two edible beans were selected for compatibility with the producers' existing cropping practices: the adzuki and the chickpea.
    • Before the Adzuki plant has reached maturity, the beans are green and contain a high proportion of water.
    • Plus, you can grow adzuki plants from the beans.

Origin

early 18th century: from Japanese azuki.

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