Definition of Moth bean
1. Noun. East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus.
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Vigna, Vigna
Lexicographical Neighbors of Moth Bean
Literary usage of Moth bean
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"moth bean (Phaseolus aconitifolius) of India is an annual, ... The moth bean is grown in India for the dried beans which are used as human food. ..."
2. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Unfortunately, however, all of the varieties seem much subject to the attack of nematodes. 670. moth bean (Phaseolus aconitifolius) ..."
3. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"moth bean (Phaseolus aconitifolius). — The moth- bean is an annual legume, native of India, where it is grown principally for its seeds, which are used as ..."
4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"moth bean. A diffuse trailing plant, 1-2 ft. long with slender sts. loosely covered with rather stiff, brown hairs: Ifts. 3-5-lobed at the apex for ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"moth bean. A diffuse, bushy or somewhat trailing plant with loosely brown hairy 1743. Henderson Dwarf Lima, a form of ..."
6. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"This genus—an important one for food in the tropics includes moth bean, mung bean, bambara bean, rice bean, cowpea, and adzuki bean. ..."