Definition of cannellini bean in English:

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cannellini bean

Pronunciation: /ˌkanlˈēnē ˌbēn/

noun

A kidney-shaped bean of a medium-sized, creamy-white variety.
Example sentences
  • Jana adds this herbal companionship to a mix of tomatoes, fennel, zucchini, green beans, and cannellini beans.
  • I see no reason why you can't use equally mealy cannellini beans if that is what you have, though I have used butter beans before now and good they were too.
  • Drain the cannellini beans and put into a large pot of cold water to cover.

Origin

Italian cannellini, literally 'small tubes'.

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Syllabification: can·nel·li·ni bean

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