One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small round green bean.
- ‘Here the conception was changed when green mung bean tofu was put in front of me.’
- ‘Chinese cabbage, cucumber, dill, lambsquarter, lettuce, mung bean, oats, purslane, radish, spinach and watercress may contain more potassium on a dry weight basis than tomato and Noni (if their unpublished analysis was correct).’
- ‘I mean, in what way is this kind of lifestyle compatible with tofu, mung bean or provamel soya drinks?’
- ‘Eat light yet nourishing foods such as mung bean soup for a few days to allow your digestion to adjust.’
- ‘The mung bean, similar in size to urd but with a green coat, gives a light, delicate dal of a cream or yellow colour with green flecks.’
- ‘Taking dainty bites of his kale, mung bean and brown rice dinner at his apartment recently, he says he takes pleasure in enraging as many as possible with his anti-establishment antics.’
- ‘It consists of plain steamed rice served with beef stew, salted eggs, fried beancurd, tempeh, cucumber, basil, mung beans and chili sauce.’
- ‘Many of the foods served on these occasions are similar, although the latter has some special dishes, such as a square of glutinous rice, pork and mung bean cake called banh trung.’
- ‘For a welcome grounding among such high-pitched flavors, there's a soft hunk of roasted eggplant, a ribbon of blanched snow pea or julienned carrot, or the watery relief of a mung bean sprout.’
- ‘The huge, green-lentil dosa based on mung beans is a delicious triangle filled with a delicately textured, well-seasoned stuffing.’
- ‘Last night the vegetable was cauliflower-potato-peas, and along with that there was sprouted moong (i.e., mung bean sprouts) cooked in a thin sauce with yoghurt and a little chickpea flour, like a kadhi.’
- ‘The dose is two or three pills the size of a mung bean, two or three times a day.’
- ‘We raise 10 beetle larvae on black-eyed beans and 10 on mung beans, and we measure their size as adults.’
- ‘Almonds, rice, honey, fresh sweet fruits, mung beans and easy-to-digest, fresh seasonal vegetables and leafy greens are examples of Sattvic foods.’
- ‘I am given bhel puri delicately served in a small portion followed by the best version of the humble green sprouted moong dal served on a one-inch dia papad.’
- ‘On the specials menu, you'll encounter colonies of tapioca balls swimming in a milky, curiously refreshing cinnamon liquid, and a less refreshing pineapple granité mixed in a frosty glass with a helping of mung beans.’
- ‘Pasta can be made from soft wheat, durum wheat, buckwheat, rice, soya beans and mung beans.’
- ‘Raw bean sprouts, such as alfalfa, chickpea, lentil, and mung, have natural toxins that are only broken down by cooking.’
2The tropical Old World plant that yields the mung bean, commonly grown as a source of bean sprouts.
Vigna radiata (or Phaseolus aureus), family Leguminosae
- ‘In addition to maize, Mn SOD has been found in the mitochondria of tobacco, mung beans, watermelon, carnations, peas, spinach, and some other plants.’
- ‘In Haryana and Gujarat, if the rains come in the next two weeks, we would stress on the sowing of millet, moong beans and then cluster beans.’
- ‘Peas and lentils were sown along with cereals on the first farms of the Middle East; the New World grew beans and maize, soy and mung were planted alongside Asian rice, and peanuts aided sub-Saharan root crops.’
- ‘In mung bean, mechanical strain, salt, cycloheximide, and auxin treatment could induce the CPK gene expression.’
- ‘In mung bean, strong induction of VrCPK1 mRNA was observed in shoots within 2 h after treatment with NaCl.’
- ‘Earlier, a mixture of any four crops - bajra, beans, moong, til, arhar, moath, jowar (different grains, pulses), was sown so that at least some could be harvested, depending on the weather conditions.’
- ‘Sucrose synthase genes have been isolated primarily from starch-storing plants, such as maize, rice, barley, potato, mung bean, and pea.’
- ‘The local economy relies almost exclusively on the expansive mung bean plantation that surrounds the village.’
- ‘Other fruits and vegetables coming through the laboratory with diseases included figs, pears, quinces, raspberries, nectarines, cherries, onions, lettuces, corn, mung beans and pumpkins.’
Early 19th century: from Hindi mūng.
Manipulate (data)‘you could do what anti-spammers have done for years and mung the URLs’‘they're publishing raw XML feeds of their data sources for you to mix and munge’
- ‘Sorry about the weird characters; that was my attempt at munging the brand name so as not to advertise anything via webspider!’
- ‘This site tells you how to mung or spam-block your e-mail address so it can't be harvested.’
- ‘We notify our own internal users when we munge their mail because it was infected, but we don't bother notifying senders that their message wasn't delivered because it was infected or spam.’
- ‘I'm knocking up a new look when regular expression munging gets me down too much.’
- ‘For example, munging two copyrighted files will produce a completely new file that, in most cases, contains no information from either file.’
- ‘My munged address is on the sidebar to your left.’
- ‘XML offers you a document tree to help lend structure to your data, XSLT to munge the data into submission, and parsers for output.’
- ‘You ought to be munging the document sufficiently to remove header information, although this can be done without a complete retype.’
- ‘No file importing or exporting is involved, so there's no chance of documents losing their formatting or getting otherwise munged along the way.’
- ‘Like all research labs, we needed to share disks, distribute processes, compile software and store and munge data.’
1960s: origin uncertain (frequently said to be an acronym from mash until no good).
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