Share this entry

Share this page

borlotti bean

Line breaks: bor|lotti bean
Pronunciation: /bɔːˈlɒti

Definition of borlotti bean in English:


A type of kidney bean with a pink speckled skin that turns brown when cooked.
Example sentences
  • I am still dreaming of my fresh borlotti bean and pecorino soup with mascarpone ravioli, and am happily clutching the recipe Boone kindly shared with me.
  • Substitute lentils, kidney beans or borlotti beans for some meat and let them cook down to form a rich broth.
  • Stir in the borlotti beans and parsley stalks, then add the tomatoes, garlic and stock and bring to the boil.


Italian borlotti, plural of borlotto 'kidney bean'.

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwɪnˈtɪljən
a thousand raised to the power of six…