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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Phaseolus vulgaris mean? 

  The noun PHASEOLUS VULGARIS has 1 sense:

1. the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods

  Familiarity information: PHASEOLUS VULGARIS used as a noun is very rare.

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The common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods

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Nouns denoting plants


common bean; common bean plant; Phaseolus vulgaris

Hypernyms ("Phaseolus vulgaris" is a kind of...):

bush bean (a bean plant whose bushy growth needs no supports)

Meronyms (parts of "Phaseolus vulgaris"):

common bean (any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Phaseolus vulgaris"):

frijol; frijole; kidney bean (the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans))

green bean (a common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods)

wax bean (a common bean plant grown for its edible golden pod)

Holonyms ("Phaseolus vulgaris" is a member of...):

genus Phaseolus; Phaseolus (herbs of warm regions including most American beans)

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