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Noun: mung bean
  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 plant, Vigna radiata, Phaseolus aureus
  2. Seed of the mung bean plant used for food
    - mung, green bean, green gram, golden gram, moong, mash bean, munggo, green soy, moong bean

Derived forms: mung beans

Type of: bean, edible bean, legume, leguminous plant

Part of: genus Vigna, Vigna

Encyclopedia: Mung bean