sugar bean, noun phrase

Usually in the plural : The dried beans, reddish and mottled in colour, of a hybrid of Phaseolus vulgaris of the Fabaceae, a staple food for many. Also attributive.
1916 Farmer’s Weekly 20 Dec. 1454For Sale. Seed Beans, large White Butter, Round Sugar and Yellow; also Soya Beans.
1923 Leppan & Bosman Field Crops in S. Afr. 324The rate of planting varies with the size of the bean;..30 to 40 lbs. of sugar, and 50 to 60 lbs. of white kidney beans will be found to be the right quantity to plant per acre.
1923 Leppan & Bosman Field Crops in S. Afr. 325Beans belonging to the sugar group are those in greatest demand and fetch the highest prices.
1946 Food & Cookery (Dept of Agric.) 114Dried Beans. The following varieties are included — (1) the cheap kidney bean and white haricot bean; (2) the more expensive sugar bean, lima and butter bean; (3) the soybean.
1973 P.A. Whitney Blue Fire 60It was hard to swallow, and sugar beans, cooked with meat and served over rice, tasted as flat as her spirits.
1975 Daily Dispatch 27 Mar. (Suppl.) 8 (advt)1 Kg coffee beans..1 Kg yellow beans..5 Kg fowls food...1 Kg sugar beans.
1975 E. Prov. Herald 5 July 9What most of the women had in common were their purchases of..2,5 kilogram packets of mealie meal, samp, flour and sugar, 250 grams of coffee, large or small packets of sugar beans, [etc.].
1979 A.P. Brink Dry White Season 255One really needed space to do justice to Susan’s turkey and leg of lamb and topside, yellow rice with raisins, peas, sweet-potatoes with cinnamon, stewed fruit, sugarbeans and the salads.
1981 Pace Sept. 168Add the meat stock, salt and sugar beans and cook lightly till tender.
1982 Grocott’s Mail 18 May 3Floor prices for four types of dry beans were announced by the Manager of the Dry Bean Board..recently. The prices per ton for second grade beans are: large white kidney beans R570, speckled sugar beans R715, yellow haricot R570 and brown haricot R550.
1988 F. Williams Cape Malay Cookbk 95In the past, this [funeral meal] would have been wortel en ertjie bredie or sugar bean bredie, but nowadays mutton curry served with rice..has taken preference.
The dried beans, reddish and mottled in colour, of a hybrid of Phaseolus vulgaris of the Fabaceae, a staple food for many. Also attributive.
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