Definition of black-eyed bean in English:

black-eyed bean

(US black-eye bean, black-eyed pea)


  • A creamy-white edible bean which has a black mark at the point where it was attached to the pod.

    • ‘It was filling peasant fare: sausages, broad beans, smoked pork, bread and pecorino cheese, fried crabs and black-eyed beans.’
    • ‘Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas.’
    • ‘But with chunky pieces of warm French bread, the crunchy black-eyed beans plus the slices of avocado and soured cream it turned out to be very filling and very tasty - not mouth-searingly hot but subtly spicy.’
    • ‘She went over to the side-dish section to get corn, black-eyed peas, green beans, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw.’
    • ‘Place the black-eyed peas in a small bowl and reserve, keeping warm.’