Definition of borlotti bean in English:

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borlotti bean

Pronunciation: /bɔːˈlɒti/


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'.

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