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Definition: Dolichos lablab
n : perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having
trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pealike
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 [syn: hyacinth bean
, Indian bean
, Egyptian bean
, Lablab purpureus
English → English
Definition: Dolichos Lablab
, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob.
the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh.
the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful
Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F.
hyacinthe. Cf. Jacinth
. The hyacinth was fabled to have
sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus, who was accidentally
slain by Apollo.]
(a) A bulbous plant of the genus Hyacinthus
beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers. Hyacinthus orientalis
is a common variety.
(b) A plant of the genus Camassia
called also Eastern camass
; wild hyacinth.
(c) The name also given to Scilla Peruviana
Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces
white, and another blue, flowers; -- called also, from
a mistake as to its origin, Hyacinth of Peru
2. (Min.) A red variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem.
(Bot.), a climbing leguminous plant
), related to the true bean. It has dark
purple flowers and fruit.
(l[a^]b"l[a^]b), n. (Bot.)
an East Indian name for several twining leguminous plants
related to the bean, but commonly applied to the hyacinth
bean (Dolichos Lablab
(b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D.
boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw.
b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous
herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba
; also, to the herbs.
Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still
doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and
China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis
Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, Dolichos Lablab
common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and
pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris
lower bush bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
, variety nanus;
Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus
; Spanish bean and
scarlet runner, Phaseolus multiflorus
; Windsor bean,
the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris
[1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed
2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more
or less resembling true beans.
(Zo["o]l.), a plant louse (Aphis fab[ae]
which infests the bean plant.
(Zo["o]l.), a fly found on bean flowers.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of goose (Anser segetum
(Zo["o]l.), a small weevil that in the larval
state destroys beans. The American species is Bruchus fab[ae]
(Bot.), the seed of Mucuna urens
, a West
Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida
shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments.
, or St. Ignatius's bean
(Bot.), a species
, the common dried white bean of commerce;
probably so called because an important article of food in
, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the
edible white bean; -- so called from its size.
. See under Sacred
. See under Screw
(a) Same as Florida bean
(b) A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.
, or Tonka bean
, the fragrant seed of
, a leguminous tree.
. See under Vanilla