Meaning of tepary bean

tep'a•ry bean"

Pronunciation: (tep'u-rē), [key]
  1. a twining or bushy plant, Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, of the legume family, native to Mexico and Arizona, having white or violet-colored flowers, grown as a food plant in dry regions.
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