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mung Line breaks: mung
Pronunciation: /mʌŋ/
(also moong or mung bean)

Definition of mung in English:


1A small round green bean.
Example sentences
  • The mung bean, similar in size to urd but with a green coat, gives a light, delicate dal of a cream or yellow colour with green flecks.
  • Chinese cabbage, cucumber, dill, lambsquarter, lettuce, mung bean, oats, purslane, radish, spinach and watercress may contain more potassium on a dry weight basis than tomato and Noni (if their unpublished analysis was correct).
  • For a welcome grounding among such high-pitched flavors, there's a soft hunk of roasted eggplant, a ribbon of blanched snow pea or julienned carrot, or the watery relief of a mung bean sprout.
2The tropical Old World plant that yields mung beans, commonly grown as a source of bean sprouts.
  • Vigna radiata (or Phaseolus aureus), family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Peas and lentils were sown along with cereals on the first farms of the Middle East; the New World grew beans and maize, soy and mung were planted alongside Asian rice, and peanuts aided sub-Saharan root crops.
  • In Haryana and Gujarat, if the rains come in the next two weeks, we would stress on the sowing of millet, moong beans and then cluster beans.
  • Sucrose synthase genes have been isolated primarily from starch-storing plants, such as maize, rice, barley, potato, mung bean, and pea.


Early 19th century: from Hindi mūng.

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