Entry from US English dictionary
A tropical Asian plant of the pea family, widely grown as an ornamental or for its edible seeds and pods and as a fodder crop.
- Lablab purpureus (or Dolichos lablab), family Leguminosae.
- Barlow says that when she grows hyacinth bean, its red-veined purple foliage and sweet pea-like purple or white flowers stop people in their tracks.
- Plant quick-growing vines, such as morning glory or hyacinth bean, around the outside of the lattice.
- Other common names for the lablab bean include bonavist bean, Egyptian bean, and hyacinth bean.
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Syllabification: hy·a·cinth bean
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