from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The large, roundish, flattened seed of Mucuna urens. See under bean.
  • One of the very large seeds of the Entada scandens.

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  • noun the annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing


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