1. [ noun ] (botany) perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pealike flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental or vegetable on the Indian subcontinent;sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
Synonyms: bonavist Indian_bean Lablab_purpureus Dolichos_lablab hyacinth_bean
Related terms: vine Lablab
Similar spelling:   Egyptian_pea