from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An annual twining plant (Phaseolus acutifolius) in the pea family that is native to the southwest United States and adjacent Mexico and bears long pods with edible seeds.
- noun A seed of this plant.
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- noun twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[American Spanish tépari, from Ópata (Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora) or a kindred Uto-Aztecan source .]
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