Definition of cannellini bean in English:

cannellini bean

Line breaks: can¦nel|lini bean
Pronunciation: /ˌkanəˈliːni


  • A kidney-shaped bean of a medium-sized creamy-white variety.
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    • 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.


Italian cannellini, literally 'small tubes'.

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