egyptian bean definition

  • adjective:
    • See under Bean, 1.
    • See under Bean, 1.
  • noun:
    • perennial twining vine of old-world tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like blossoms followed closely by maroon pods of edible seeds; cultivated as an ornamental and also as a vegetable regarding the Indian subcontinent; often placed in genus Dolichos
    • perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like plants followed closely by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental so when a vegetable on Indian subcontinent; sometimes positioned in genus Dolichos
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