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Definition 1: unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking - [noun denoting food]

(shell bean is a kind of ...) beans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried

(... is a kind of shell bean ) broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw

(... is a kind of shell bean ) small flat green bean similar to lima beans

(... is a kind of shell bean ) shell beans cooked as lima beans

(... is a kind of shell bean ) seeds shelled and cooked as lima beans

(... is part of shell bean) a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod

Definition 2: a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for shell bean in the sense of this definition

(shell bean is a kind of ...) any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods

(... is a kind of shell bean ) bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds

(... is a kind of shell bean ) bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds

(... is a kind of shell bean ) twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans

(... is a kind of shell bean ) Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder

(shell bean is a part of ...) unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking

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