Definition of sugar bean in English:

sugar bean


  • A French bean of a reddish mottled variety widely eaten in South Africa.

    • ‘Seedco Zambia produces various seeds ranging from maize, soya beans, sugar beans, wheat, sorghum and groundnuts which are also exported to some countries within the Southern African region.’
    • ‘Farmers state that demand for the fresh seeds is high and they can make a good profit, while wholesalers and supermarkets say dried bambara groundnut is a slow seller, and many more sugar beans are sold.’
    • ‘Kernels of dried African corn and dried sugar beans are boiled slowly in salted water.’
    • ‘At Christmas, people eat sweet bread in the form of the child Jesus; at Easter, children are told that eggs are dropped in the gardens by flying church bells; and sugar beans are distributed to those who visit a young mother.’
    • ‘Mealie meal, sugar beans and cooking oil were provided to the most needy.’