Main definitions of mung in English

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mung1

(also mung bean)

noun

  • 1A small round green bean.

    • ‘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radish, spinach and watercress may contain more potassium on a dry weight basis than tomato and Noni (if their unpublished analysis was correct).’
    • ‘Eat light yet nourishing foods such as mung bean soup for a few days to allow your digestion to adjust.’
    • ‘Pasta can be made from soft wheat, durum wheat, buckwheat, rice, soya beans and mung beans.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Almonds, rice, honey, fresh sweet fruits, mung beans and easy-to-digest, fresh seasonal vegetables and leafy greens are examples of Sattvic foods.’
    • ‘Here the conception was changed when green mung bean tofu was put in front of me.’
    • ‘It consists of plain steamed rice served with beef stew, salted eggs, fried beancurd, tempeh, cucumber, basil, mung beans and chili sauce.’
    • ‘Raw bean sprouts, such as alfalfa, chickpea, lentil, and mung, have natural toxins that are only broken down by cooking.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I mean, in what way is this kind of lifestyle compatible with tofu, mung bean or provamel soya drinks?’
    • ‘The huge, green-lentil dosa based on mung beans is a delicious triangle filled with a delicately textured, well-seasoned stuffing.’
  • 2The tropical Old World plant that yields the mung bean, commonly grown as a source of bean sprouts.

    • ‘In mung bean, mechanical strain, salt, cycloheximide, and auxin treatment could induce the CPK gene expression.’
    • ‘Other fruits and vegetables coming through the laboratory with diseases included figs, pears, quinces, raspberries, nectarines, cherries, onions, lettuces, corn, mung beans and pumpkins.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 mung bean, strong induction of VrCPK1 mRNA was observed in shoots within 2 h after treatment with NaCl.’
    • ‘Sucrose synthase genes have been isolated primarily from starch-storing plants, such as maize, rice, barley, potato, mung bean, and pea.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The local economy relies almost exclusively on the expansive mung bean plantation that surrounds the village.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Hindi mūng.

Main definitions of mung in English

: mung1mung2

mung2

(also munge)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Computing
informal
  • 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’

Origin

1960s: origin uncertain (frequently said to be an acronym from mash until no good).