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3 definitions found
 for mung bean
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mung \Mung\ (m[u^]ng), n. [Hind. m[=u]ng.] (Bot.)
     Green gram, a kind of legume (pulse) ({Vigna radiata syn.
     Phaseolus aureus, syn. Phaseolus Mungo), grown for food
     in British India; called also gram, mung bean, Chinese
     mung bean, and green-seeded mung bean. It is an erect,
     bushy annual producing edible green or yellow seeds, and
     edible pods and young sprouts. --Balfour (Cyc. of India).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mung bean \Mung" bean`\ (m[u^]ng" b[=e]n`), n.
     mung+({Vigna+radiata">The mung ({Vigna radiata).
     [PJC]
  
     2. The bean produced by the mung.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mung bean
      n 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 [syn: mung, mung bean, green gram, golden
           gram, Vigna radiata, Phaseolus aureus]

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