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The flattened seed, contained in a pod, of various leguminous plants. Beans of pharmacologic significance are alphabetized by specific name.
[O.E. bean]
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Drug slang A regional term for any dollop of abuse substance—e.g., amphetamine, crack cocaine, depressant, mescaline
Nutrition A protein-rich plant seed
Examples Baked, black, kidney, lentil, navy, pinto, red, soy, white; beans are high in folic acid, manganese, and soluble fiber, and may decrease the risk of cancer of lung and pancreas, neural tube defects, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and DM
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Q. am allergic to all nuts and seeds, is it possible to be allergic to all legumes as well ie soy beans

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Rotations of Resistant NemX and Susceptible Maxxa Cotton Followed by Susceptible Lima Bean
Key words: Lima bean; parasitoid; predators; phytophagous
For morphological characteristics, seed color and seed weight had been previously evaluated in the whole lima bean genebank at Embrapa, following IPGRI (2001).
Lima bean is one of the most important crops associated with maize (Zea mays L.) in the traditional Mesoamerican agricultural system known as the "milpa." The milpa system is based on the use of human energy, where the vegetation is cyclically slashed and burned to plant crops in the area during a period of 2 to 4 yr and then left fallow for the next 5 to 15 yr when a new cycle can be initiated (Perez-Toro, 1945; Hernandez-Xolocotzi, 1959).
Return the "tagged turkeys" to the wild: Pour the white lima beans into the bowl.
Run it along the middle line of the lima bean and break it apart.
We starved field-collected, adult big-eyed bugs for 24 h and then placed a single bug onto a caged, potted lima bean plant with or without pods, and with one of the treatment combinations of focal prey and alternative prey.
The egg-hatching time was shorter on snap bean compared to cowpea, pea, and lima bean. The development times of the 2 larval stages (first and second instar larvae) were longer on lima bean than on snap bean, cowpea, and pea, but were not significantly different among snap bean, cowpea, and pea.
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Red light governs the production of extrafloral nectar, which is secreted by some plant species, such as the Lima bean, to attract ants which in turn fend off herbivores.
These lima beans' most unique characteristic, however, may be their color: not your typical lima bean green.