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Noun: bonavist  bó-nu-vist
  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, Indian bean, Egyptian bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos lablab

Derived forms: bonavists

Type of: vine

Part of: genus Lablab, Lablab

Encyclopedia: Bonavist