Definition of Phaseolus lunatus
1. Noun. Bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds.
Terms within: Butter Bean, Butterbean, Civet Bean, Sieva Bean
Group relationships: Genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus
Generic synonyms: Shell Bean, Shell Bean Plant
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Literary usage of Phaseolus lunatus
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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Phaseolus lunatus var. 1. Sieva: pole and bush forms var. 2. ... Freeman in the Standard Cyclopedia gives the following: Phaseolus lunatus, Sieva or small ..."
2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"THE pois d'Achery (Phaseolus lunatus, Linn.) is a species of kidney-bean, cultivated in Mauritius, and used as an occasional article of dietary by the lower ..."
3. Annual Report (1910)
"Phaseolus lunatus, L.1 (SMALL OR SIEVA LIMA) Linnaeus believed that this bean came originally from Bengal, but it is now believed to be of tropical American ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"Studies on edible and poisonous beans of the Lima type (Phaseolus lunatus) : A. ... of poisonous and edible beans of the Lima type, Phaseolus lunatus. ..."