mesquite bean

mesquite bean
   California: 1846. The seed or seedpod of the mesquite, which Blevins notes is prepared as a food by Indians and ground to form the basis of an alcoholic drink.

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  • Mesquite bean — Mes*qui te bean The pod or seed of the mesquite. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesquite bean — noun an edible pod from the mesquite, used especially to produce flour or as fodder …   English new terms dictionary

  • mesquite bean — noun : the pod of a mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) or its seed used for food by southwestern Indians compare algarroba 4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesquite — For other uses, see Mesquite (disambiguation). Mesquite Mesquite (from Nahuatl mizquitl) is a leguminous plant of the Prosopis genus found in northern Mexico through the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Deserts, and up into the Southwestern United… …   Wikipedia

  • mesquite — n. (also mesquit) any N. American leguminous tree of the genus Prosopis, esp. P. juliflora. Phrases and idioms: mesquite bean a pod from the mesquite, used as fodder. Etymology: Mex. Sp. mezquite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesquite flour — is made from the dried and ground pods of the Mesquite. The tree grows throughout North America in arid climates. The flour made from the long, beige colored seed pods has a sweet, slightly nutty flavor and can be used in a wide variety of… …   Wikipedia

  • mesquite — ☆ mesquite or mesquit [me skēt′, mes′kēt΄ ] n. [Sp mezquite < Nahuatl mizquitl] any of several thorny trees or shrubs (genus Prosopis) of the mimosa family, common in the SW U.S. and in Mexico, including the screw bean: the sugary, beanlike,… …   English World dictionary

  • Bean weevil — Taxobox name = Bean weevils image width = 250px image caption = Acanthoscelides obtectus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera subordo = Polyphaga infraordo = Cucujiformia superfamilia = Chrysomeloidea familia …   Wikipedia

  • mesquite — /mɛsˈkit/ (say mes keet), /ˈmɛskit/ (say meskeet) noun any of several south western US and Mexican trees and shrubs of the genus Prosopis, family Mimosaceae, of tropical and subtropical regions, having bean like pods rich in sugar and useful as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • screw bean — noun 1. spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed • Hypernyms: ↑pod, ↑seedpod • Part Holonyms: ↑screwbean, ↑tornillo, ↑screwbean mesquite, ↑Prosopis pubescens 2 …   Useful english dictionary