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Definition of the noun lima bean

What does lima bean mean as a name of something?


  1. bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
  2. bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
  3. broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw

Alternative definition of the noun lima bean


  1. Another name for the butter bean or Phaseolus lunatus

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Lima Beans (Butter Beans) The lima bean (Phaseolus limensis) is thought to be named after Lima, Peru, the area where it was first cultivated. Lima beans are most often associated with succotash, a traditional Native American dish that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

The lima bean takes its name from the city of Lima, Peru, where it was cultivated very early. The bean was introduced to North America, where it was enjoyed by the Native Americans long before the arrival of the European settlers; it is the ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

feijäo»delima, fava-belém Lima bean, butter bean, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus L. In: Kalloo, G. and Bergh, B.O. (eds) Genetic Improvement of Vegetable Crops. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 391–403. Office of International Affairs (1989) Lost Crops of the ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Lima bean Phaseolus limensis Macf. Family Papilionaceae. Tall climbing plant producing large flat seeds. Young pods used as vegetable; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

L IMA B EAN: The lima bean (Phaseolus limensisor P. lunatus) isa lovely-tasting, tropical-origin green shell bean. But inmy experience andinmy climate (Idaho), youcan't harvest from lima beans, bushor pole,as longas youcanfrom green ...

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

Lima bean (USA), butter, Madagascar butter, Rangoon, Burma, Sieva bean. Cajanus cajan (C. indicus) pigeon, Angola, non- eye pea, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2014)

by David A. Bender

asparagus bean, black bean, black-eyed bean, borlotti bean, broad bean, butter bean, djenkol bean, fava bean, French bean, frijole bean, haricot bean, hyacinth bean, jack bean, jugo bean, kidney bean, lablab bean, lima bean, mung bean, ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

(lima bean; Java bean; Burma bean; Sieva bean; etc.), there are numerous varieties of this bean, all of which contain the cyanogenic glycoside, linamarin (= phaseolunatin). The lima beans commonly cultivated ...

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of Physical Culture (1920)

A Work of Reference : Providing Complete Instructions for the Cure of All Diseases Through Physcultopathy : with General Information on Natural Methods of Health-building and a Description of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by Bernarr Macfadden

The Lima bean is the broad bean generally used both green ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Lima bean; Butter bean Temperate, subtropical, and ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

(lima bean; Java bean: Burma bean; Sieva bean; etc.). there are numerous varieties of this bean, all of which contain the cyanogenic glycoside, linamarin ( = phaseolunatin). The lima beans commonly cultivated ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

(lima bean; java bean; Burma bean; sieve bean; etc.). There are numerous varieties of this bean, all of which contain the cyanogenic glycoside, linamarin. The lima beans commonly cultivated in the U.S. and other countries in the temperate ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

lima bean A large flattish variety of edible bean that originated in South America. When immature the beans are pale green, but as ...

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