Definition of “butter bean” - English Dictionary


“butter bean” in English

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butter beannoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈbʌt.ə ˌbiːn/ us /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ ˌbiːn/ UK US lima bean

Examples from literature

  • Add six ears of green corn, splitting through the kernels, one pint butter beans and six large tomatoes chopped fine. 
  • Any green bean may be used in this way, lima and butter beans being the nicest. 
  • Instead of always using butter beans, or haricot beans, as directed in one of these menus, lentils or split peas can be substituted. 

(Definition of “butter bean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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