Found 2 items, similar to Kidney bean.
English → English
Definition: kidney bean
n 1: the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the
pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped
beans) [syn: frijol
2: large dark red bean; usually dried
English → English
Definition: Kidney bean
(k[i^]d"n[y^]), n.; pl. Kidneys
(k[i^]d"n[i^]z). [OE. kidnei, kidnere, from Icel. koi[eth]r
belly, womb (akin to Goth. gipus, AS. cwi[thorn] womb) + OE.
nere kidney; akin to D. nier, G. niere, OHG. nioro, Icel.
n[=y]ra, Dan. nyre, Sw. njure, and probably to Gr. nefro`s
1. (Anat.) A glandular organ which excretes urea and other
waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.
Note: In man and in other mammals there are two kidneys, one
on each side of vertebral column in the back part of
the abdomen, each kidney being connected with the
bladder by a long tube, the ureter, through which the
urine is constantly excreted into the bladder to be
2. Habit; disposition; sort; kind; as, a man of a different
[1913 Webster +PJC]
There are in later times other decrees, made by
popes of another kidney. --Barrow.
Millions in the world of this man's kidney.
Your poets, spendthrifts, and other fools of that
kidney, pretend, forsooth, to crack their jokes on
Note: This use of the word perhaps arose from the fact that
the kidneys and the fat about them are an easy test of
the condition of an animal as to fatness. “Think of
that, -- a man of my kidney; -- . . . as subject to
heat as butter.”
3. A waiter. [Old Cant] --Tatler.
. See Wandering kidney
, under Wandering
(Bot.), a sort of bean; -- so named from its
shape. It is of the genus Phaseolus
). See under Bean
(Min.), a variety of hematite or iron
sesquioxide, occurring in compact kidney-shaped masses.
. (Min.) See Nephrite
, and Jade
(Bot.), a leguminous herb of Europe and Asia
), with cloverlike heads of red or
yellow flowers, once used as a remedy for renal disorders,
and also to stop the flow of blood from wounds;