Definition of Bengal bean
1. Noun. The annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing.
Generic synonyms: Mucuna
Terms within: Cowage
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Literary usage of Bengal bean
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1. The Family Herbal: Or an Account of All Those English Plants, which are by John Hill (1812)
"be suffered to lie on only a fev? moments ; and even when used ever so cautiously, it sometimes causes mischief. bengal bean-TREE. ..."
2. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"In Hawaii a number of varieties of the velvet bean have proved to be satisfactory, particularly the Florida velvet bean, the Mauritius or bengal bean, ..."
3. Subtropical Vegetable-gardening by Peter Henry Rolfs (1916)
"In tropical countries, green gram or woolly pyrol, jack bean, Manila bean, Bengal bean, pigeon pea, and several other legumes are used. ..."