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Noun: Vigna radiata
  1. Erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
    - mung, mung bean, green gram, golden gram, Phaseolus aureus

Type of: legume, leguminous plant

Part of: genus Vigna, Vigna

Encyclopedia: Vigna radiata