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 for Dolichos lablab
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hyacinth \Hy"a*cinth\, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob.
     the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh.
     the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful
     Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F.
     hyacinthe. Cf. Jacinth. The hyacinth was fabled to have
     sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus, who was accidentally
     slain by Apollo.]
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A bulbous plant of the genus Hyacinthus, bearing
            beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers. Hyacinthus
            orientalis is a common variety.
        Camassia+({Camassia+Farseri">(b) A plant of the genus Camassia ({Camassia Farseri),
            called also Eastern camass; wild hyacinth.
        (c) The name also given to Scilla Peruviana, a
            Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces
            white, and another blue, flowers; -- called also, from
            a mistake as to its origin, Hyacinth of Peru.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Min.) A red variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem.
        See Zircon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Hyacinth bean (Bot.), a climbing leguminous plant
        ({Dolichos Lablab), related to the true bean. It has dark
        purple flowers and fruit.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lablab \Lab"lab\ (l[a^]b"l[a^]b), n. (Bot.)
     an East Indian name for several twining leguminous plants
     related to the bean, but commonly applied to the hyacinth
     bean ({Dolichos Lablab).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bean \Bean\ (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D.
     boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw.
     b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.]
     1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous
        herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and
        Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still
           doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and
           China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis; black
           Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, Dolichos Lablab; the
           common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and
           pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris; the
           lower bush bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus;
           Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus; Spanish bean and
           scarlet runner, Phaseolus multiflorus; Windsor bean,
           the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris.
           [1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed
           with vegetables.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more
        or less resembling true beans.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Bean+aphis+(Zool.),+a+plant+louse+({Aphis+fab[ae]">Bean aphis (Zool.), a plant louse ({Aphis fab[ae]) which
        infests the bean plant.
  
     Bean fly (Zool.), a fly found on bean flowers.
  
     Bean+goose+(Zool.),+a+species+of+goose+({Anser+segetum">Bean goose (Zool.), a species of goose ({Anser segetum).
        
  
     Bean weevil (Zool.), a small weevil that in the larval
        state destroys beans. The American species is Bruchus
        fab[ae].
  
     Florida bean (Bot.), the seed of Mucuna urens, a West
        Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida
        shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments.
  
     Ignatius bean, or St. Ignatius's bean (Bot.), a species
        of Strychnos.
  
     Navy bean, the common dried white bean of commerce;
        probably so called because an important article of food in
        the navy.
  
     Pea bean, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the
        edible white bean; -- so called from its size.
  
     Sacred bean. See under Sacred.
  
     Screw bean. See under Screw.
  
     Sea bean.
        (a) Same as Florida bean.
        (b) A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.
  
     Tonquin bean, or Tonka bean, the fragrant seed of
        Dipteryx odorata, a leguminous tree.
  
     Vanilla bean. See under Vanilla.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Dolichos lablab
      n 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 [syn:
           hyacinth bean, bonavist, Indian bean, Egyptian
           bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos lablab]

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