butter bean definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. See lima bean.
    • New England See wax bean.
    • Any of a number of beans, like the lima-bean, sieva bean, wax bean, and civet bean.
    • little level green bean similar to lima beans
    • bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern US having little level delicious seeds

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