Definition of lablab in English:

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lablab

Pronunciation: /ˈlablab/

noun

[mass noun]
An Asian plant of the pea family, which is widely grown in the tropics for its edible seeds and pods and as a fodder crop.
  • Lablab purpureus, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • Mid-December to mid-January plantings are generally preferred when growing Koala lablab for grain.
  • I had a go at growing lablab as a green manure crop for my bananas, but they basically hardly grow here at all due to our lack of summer heat.
  • With the excellent nutritive value and palatability of lablab, this forage may be used as a direct browse crop or as hay for supplementation or as an attractant.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Arabic lablāb.

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