Definition of black bean in English:

black bean

Syllabification: black bean

noun

  • 1Either of two cultivated varieties of bean plant having small black seeds.
    • a variety of soybean, used fermented in Asian cooking.a Mexican variety of string bean.
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    • However, other relatives are the navy bean, black beans and pinto beans.
    • Some of these varieties include Huron and Mackinac navy beans, Redhawk dark-red kidney beans, and - this year - Jaguar and Phantom black beans.
    • Landcare representatives say whilst the black bean is a local species it is not native to the coast and goes against Council's vegetation management plans.
  • 1.1The dried seed of the black bean plants, used as a vegetable.
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    • For the black bean truffle sauce: In a small saucepan, add the black beans and water and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
    • When I'm in Brazil I eat our classic stew of black bean, rice, flour and beef, which our cook makes for us.
    • Apples, bananas, green beans and black beans all contain lots of carbs-and they're super good for you!
  • 2Either of two Australian plants of the pea family.
    • a large tree with red or yellow flowers, dark beanlike seeds, and a hard and decorative wood (Castanospermum australe, family Leguminosae).a liana with blackish flowers (Kennedia nigricans, family Leguminosae).

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