Definition of hyacinth bean in English:

hyacinth bean

Syllabification: hy·a·cinth bean

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

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