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Noun: velvet bean  vel-vit been
  1. 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
    - cowage, Bengal bean, Benghal bean, Florida bean, Mucuna pruriens utilis, Mucuna deeringiana, Mucuna aterrima, Stizolobium deeringiana

Derived forms: velvet beans

Type of: mucuna

Encyclopedia: Velvet bean