jack bean

jack bean
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak been]
    • /dʒæk bin/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak been]
    • /dʒæk bin/

Definitions of jack bean words

  • noun jack bean a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown especially for forage. 1
  • noun jack bean the white seeds of this plant. 1
  • noun jack bean a tropical American leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, that has clusters of purple flowers and long pods and is grown in the southern US for forage 0
  • noun jack bean a tropical plant (Canavalia ensiformis) of the pea family, often grown in S U.S. for forage and its edible seeds 0

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Origin of jack bean

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Jack bean


jack bean popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

jack bean usage trend in Literature

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