mescal bean definition

  • noun:
    • A genus (Calia) of 3 or 4 types of bushes or tiny woods in subfamily Faboideae for the pea family members Fabaceae, indigenous to southwestern united states from western Texas to New Mexico and Arizona in america, and south through Chihuahua, Coahuila and Nuevo León in north Mexico.
    • shrub or little tree having pinnate leaves toxic to livestock and dense racemes of extremely fragrant blue plants and purple beans

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