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Definition 1: perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for indian bean in the sense of this definition

(indian bean is a kind of ...) a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

(... is a member of indian bean) one species: hyacinth bean

Definition 2: tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for indian bean in the sense of this definition

(indian bean is a kind of ...) any of several trees having seedpods as fruits

(... is a kind of indian bean ) catalpa tree of southern United States

(... is a kind of indian bean ) catalpa tree of central United States

(... is a member of indian bean) a dicotyledonous genus of plants belonging to the family Bignoniaceae; has large flowers (white or mottled) and long terete pods

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