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Noun: lima bean
  1. Bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
    - sieva bean, butter bean, butter-bean plant, Phaseolus lunatus
  2. Bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
    - lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensis
  3. Broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw

Derived forms: lima beans

Type of: shell bean, shell bean plant

Part of: genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus

Encyclopedia: Lima bean