noun

North American
  • 1An edible bean of a variety with small white seeds, used especially to make baked beans; a haricot bean.

    • ‘In a saute pan, heat the oil, sauté the pepper, zucchini, and navy beans until the vegetables are tender.’
    • ‘But all beans, including cream-colored navy beans and garbanzo beans, contain iron, folate, zinc, and a bit of calcium.’
    • ‘However, other relatives are the navy bean (which is actually white in colour, don't ask me why), black beans and pinto beans.’
    • ‘Legumes such as lentils, black-eyed peas, soybeans, chickpeas, kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans and black beans are lowfat, filling and loaded with fiber, protein and carbs.’
    • ‘Looking up from her bowl of navy bean soup, she couldn't suppress a flash of annoyance as she saw the vaporous figure drifting through the cafeteria.’
    • ‘Baked beans, lima beans, navy beans and kidney beans are all good choices.’
    • ‘Some other good choices include navy beans, chickpeas and kidney beans.’
    • ‘Add beans to leafy green salads, pasta salads, and stews - chick peas, kidney beans, and navy beans have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol levels.’
    • ‘Between 14 and 18 immature newborns - blind, furless and the size of navy beans - clamber up through the mother's belly fur and enter her pouch.’
    • ‘You may also use canned navy beans which you should add after the other vegetables are cooked.’
    1. 1.1 The variety of the common bean plant that yields navy beans.

Pronunciation

navy bean