Dictionary > Bean

Bean

Bean
1. (Science: botany) a name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
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, D. Lablab; the common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and pole beans, all included in phaseolus vulgaris; the lower bush bean, ph. Vulgaris, variety nanus; lima bean, ph. Lunatus; spanish bean and scarlet runner, ph. Maltiflorus; windsor bean, the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris. As an article of food beans are classed with vegetables.
2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans.
(Science: zoology) bean aphis, a small weevil that in the larval state destroys beans. The American species in Bruchus fabae.
(Science: botany) florida bean, 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. Sacre
6ab
d bean. See sacred. Screw bean. See screw. Sea bean. Same as florida bean. 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 vanilla.
Origin: oe. Bene, as.bean; akin to D. Boon, g. Bohne, OHG. Pna, Icel. Baun, dan. Bonne, Sw. Bona, and perh. To Russ. Bob, L. Faba.


You will also like...

Lotic community of algal species
Lotic Communities & Algae

Lotic communities have conditions that are rather harsh for typical plants. Thus, the diversity of plant species in loti..

Circulation
Circulation

The circulatory system is key to the transport of vital biomolecules and nutrients throughout the body. Learn about the ..

Biological Energy
ATP & ADP – Biological Energy

ATP is the energy source that is typically used by an organism in its daily activities. The name is based on its structu..

Schematic diagram of bacterial lactose operon
Gene Action – Operon Hypothesis

Learn how the way genes control and determine every aspect of the body. This lesson uses lac operon as an example. ..

..

An artistic depiction of Dunkleosteus fish
Fish

The sea was teeming with life. Eventually, through reproduction and continued variation, fish came about. There are over..

Cells in different stages of meiosis
Meiosis – The Genetics of Reproduction

Meiosis is a form of cell division that creates gametes. It is comprised of two divisions that in the end, the resulting..