lima bean

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English[edit]

Lima beans

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Etymology[edit]

Named after the city of Lima, from which they were exported.

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Noun[edit]

lima bean (plural lima beans)

  1. The butter bean, Phaseolus lunatus.

Usage notes[edit]

Although the name of Lima, Peru, is pronounced /ˈlimə/, and the beans are named after the city, "lima" (or "Lima") in the beans' name is pronounced /ˈlaɪmə/.

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