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kaffir bean, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more kaffir + English bean.
obsolescent, offensive
1. The cow pea Vigna sinensis, cultivated as a vegetable, as a food for livestock, and for soil enrichment.
1839 T. Shone Diary. 13 Aug.Sarah planted some water melons and kaffre beans.
1972 Farmer’s Weekly 21 Apr. 55The latest offical estimate of the dry bean crop excluding kaffir beans reveals that only about 5000 tons more than last year are expected.
2. lucky bean sense 2 a. Also attributive.
1839 T. Shone Diary. 29 Aug.This day Henry found the chain we lost at the top of a Kaffre bean tree where the Monkey had got fast when he ran away, and died there.
1972 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VI. 264The large, poisonous seeds, scarlet with a black spot, are known as lucky beans, Kaffir beans, Kaffrarian peas or cocky-doodles.
The cow pea Vigna sinensis, cultivated as a vegetable, as a food for livestock, and for soil enrichment.
lucky bean2 a. Also attributive.

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