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.