Definition of navy bean in US English:

navy bean

noun

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

    British term haricot
    • ‘In a saute pan, heat the oil, sauté the pepper, zucchini, and navy beans until the vegetables are tender.’
    • ‘Baked beans, lima beans, navy beans and kidney beans are all good choices.’
    • ‘However, other relatives are the navy bean (which is actually white in colour, don't ask me why), black beans and pinto beans.’
    • ‘But all beans, including cream-colored navy beans and garbanzo beans, contain iron, folate, zinc, and a bit of calcium.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some other good choices include navy beans, chickpeas and kidney beans.’
    • ‘You may also use canned navy beans which you should add after the other vegetables are cooked.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 The variety of the common bean plant that yields navy beans.

Pronunciation

navy bean

/ˈneɪvi bin//ˈnāvē bēn/