wild bean

noun
1. a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Apios, ↑genus Apios
Part Meronyms: ↑groundnut, ↑potato bean
2. nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
Syn: ↑groundnut, ↑potato bean
Hypernyms: ↑tuber

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noun
: any of various wild plants of the family Leguminosae; especially : any of various plants of the genera Phaseolus, Apios, and Strophostyles

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1. groundnut (def. 1).
2. any of several other leguminous plants, esp. of the genus Strophostyles.
[1770-80, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Wild bean — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild bean — gumbinis apijas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Apios americana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Apios americana angl. American potato bean; ground bean; groundnut; wild bean vok. Erdbirne… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild bean — 1. groundnut (def. 1). 2. any of several other leguminous plants, esp. of the genus Strophostyles. [1770 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wild-bean — n. Ground nut (Apios tuberosa) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • trailing wild bean — noun : a sprawling leguminous vine (Strophostyles helvola) of eastern No. America with trifoliolate leaves, purple flowers, and linear nearly terete pods …   Useful english dictionary

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