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Beans vs. Legumes — What's the Difference?

Beans vs. Legumes

Difference Between Beans and Legumes

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Beans

Any of various twining herbs of the genus Phaseolus in the pea family, native to the Americas, having leaves with three leaflets and variously colored flowers, and widely cultivated for their edible pods and seeds.
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Legumes

A plant of the pea family.
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Beans

A seed or pod of any of these plants.
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Legumes

A pod of such a plant, which splits into two valves with the seeds attached to one edge of the valves.
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Beans

Any of several related plants or their seeds or pods, such as the adzuki bean, broad bean, or soybean.
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Legumes

Such a pod or seed used as food. Peas, beans, and lentils are legumes.
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Beans

Any of various other plants or their seeds or fruits, especially those suggestive of beans such as the coffee bean or vanilla bean.
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Legumes

Plural of legume
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Beans

(Slang) A person's head.
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Beans

Beans(Slang) A small amount
I don't know beans about investing.
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Beans

Chiefly British A fellow; a chap.
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Beans

To hit (another) on the head with a thrown object, especially a pitched baseball.
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Beans

Plural of bean
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Beans

S; drugs in pill form.
Popping beans
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Beans

An insignificant value or amount.
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Beans

A cut that reaches the hypodermis.
He told me he reached beans, I hope he’ll be okay.
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