Definition of adzuki in English:


Syllabification: ad·zu·ki
Pronunciation: /adˈzo͞okē
(also adzuki bean)


1A small, round, dark-red edible bean.
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  • Vegetarians can use aduki or mung beans.
  • Locals order shaved ice with ice cream and adzuki, Japanese sweet beans.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broad beans, chard, raw peas, tomatoes, spring onions, herbs, aduki beans and millet.
2The bushy leguminous Asian plant that produces the adzuki bean.
  • Vigna angularis, family Leguminosae
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  • Two edible beans were selected for compatibility with the producers' existing cropping practices: the adzuki and the chickpea.
  • Before the Adzuki plant has reached maturity, the beans are green and contain a high proportion of water.
  • Plus, you can grow adzuki plants from the beans.


early 18th century: from Japanese azuki.

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