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bay bean

bay bean n. a plant, Canavalia bahamensis, which grows on the seashore and bears reddish-brown beans: 1885 The bay bean . . . is, it is said, the fruit of a plant that grows at the bottom of the sea (sic) . . It is about the size of an average great-coat button, of a brown colour, with a curious ring around it (Brassey 336). = SEASIDE BEAN (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-06 12:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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