Definition of lima bean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lima bean

BrE BrE//ˈliːmə biːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːmə biːn//
(North American English)
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a type of round, pale green bean. Several lima beans grow together inside a flat pod. Word Originmid 18th cent.: lima from the name of the Peruvian capital Lima.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lima bean