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Indian bean   /ˈɪndiən bin/   Listen
Indian bean

noun
1.
Tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods.  Synonym: catalpa.
2.
Perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos.  Synonyms: bonavist, Dolichos lablab, Egyptian bean, hyacinth bean, Lablab purpureus.






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Words linked to "Indian bean" :   Catalpa speciosa, vine, bean tree, Catalpa bignioides, Lablab, genus Catalpa, genus Lablab



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