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Noun: Indian bean
  1. Perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
    - hyacinth bean, bonavist, Egyptian bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos lablab
  2. Tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods
    - catalpa

Type of: bean tree, vine

Part of: genus Catalpa, genus Lablab, Lablab

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