Definition of mucuna in English:

mucuna

Line breaks: mu¦cuna
Pronunciation: /mjuːˈkjuːnə/

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noun

  • A tropical climbing bean plant.
    • Genus Mucuna, family Leguminosae: many species, especially the velvet bean, M. deeringiana, and M. pruriens, grown as a fodder plant and green manure

Origin

mid 19th century: via Portuguese from Tupi mucunán.

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