Definition of kidney bean in English:

kidney bean


  • A kidney-shaped bean, especially a dark red variety of the common bean plant "Phaseolus vulgaris"

    • ‘At this time his body was smaller than a kidney bean, and just beginning to form limb buds - his future arms and legs.’
    • ‘Foods that are high in fiber include black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and many vegetables, such as broccoli and peas.’
    • ‘You will need: large jar with lid, dried lentils, kidney beans, black beans, split peas or any other kinds of colourful dried beans, ribbon, raffia or twine.’
    • ‘It came with potatoes, garbanzo beans, kidney beans and green beans.’
    • ‘This means I can finally get to use black beans and kidney beans in the recipes of choice.’
    • ‘You can make it with minced beef, lamb, pork or chicken, or even do a veggie version of aubergine, sweet red peppers and red kidney beans.’
    • ‘Smarter protein sources for salads are chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans or even marinated tofu.’
    • ‘The light broth contained onions, red peppers and kidney beans, along with sliced olives and Parmesan to give it some extra interest.’
    • ‘In a large pot, sauté onion in oil until soft, then add tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil, bay leaves, red kidney beans and sugar (optional).’
    • ‘Baked beans, lima beans, navy beans and kidney beans are all good choices.’
    • ‘Pears, apples, cranberries, dried fruit, Brussels sprouts, okra, cabbage, carrots and other types of fruit and veg all contain lots of fibre, and so do beans and pulses, such as red kidney beans, broad beans, chickpeas and green lentils.’
    • ‘Brown basmati rice and dark red kidney beans combine with fresh fruits and vegetables in this colorful main-dish salad.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was newly pregnant with my first child, whose embryo was about the size of a kidney bean.’
    • ‘The farm, with 350 workers, is converting part of its 2,000-hectare area for conventional crops into land for organic soybeans, corn or kidney beans for export to Japan, Europe or the US.’
    • ‘Respondents rated the same five legumes (peanuts, kidney beans, split peas, chickpeas and lentils) that they most preferred as also most preferred by clients.’
    • ‘If your staple food is kidney beans, try black beans or lentils for a change.’
    • ‘Many enzymes are shaped a little like a knobbly kidney bean, with a cleft in the inner curve.’
    • ‘The active ingredient in these products is an extract derived from a white kidney bean called Phaseolus vulgaris.’
    • ‘It involved two kinds of beans and one type of wheatberry - cranberry beans, kidney beans and wheatberries.’


kidney bean

/ˈˌkidnē ˌbēn//ˈˌkɪdni ˌbin/