A twining vine (Dolichos lablab) associated with the Old World tropics, having purple or white plants and delicious pods and seeds. Also called lablab.
a climbing leguminous plant (Dolichos Lablab), regarding the actual bean. It has dark purple blossoms and fruit.
perennial twining vine of old-world tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed closely by maroon pods of delicious seeds; cultivated as an ornamental so that as a vegetable regarding the Indian subcontinent; often put into genus Dolichos