Definition of tepary bean in English:

tepary bean

Line breaks: te¦pary bean
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛpəri


A bean plant native to the south-western US, cultivated in Mexico and Arizona for its drought-resistant qualities.
  • Phaseolus acutifolius, family Leguminosae
More example sentences
  • The tepary bean has been introduced into parts of E. and W. Africa where arid conditions are suitable for it.
  • They began growing and cultivating tepary beans, and last year they harvested 10,000 pounds of the beans.


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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