Definition of butter bean in English:

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butter bean

Pronunciation: /ˈbədər ˌbēn/


A lima bean, especially one of a variety with large flat white seeds that are usually dried.
Example sentences
  • Even 8-year-old Sasha Krumm, who rode his bike to the garden nearly every day, although his pumpkin never got much bigger than a butter bean.
  • It's as tiny as a butter bean and individuals appear to have been exquisitely enamelled by different artists.
  • Edamame or butter bean soybeans are varieties that are best used at the green stage, when the seeds have just plumped the pods.

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Syllabification: but·ter bean

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