A small, long and narrow dried bean that's white on one end and dark brown with tan streaks on the other. Its name comes from the Appaloosa horseboth horse and bean hail from the Palouse, an area that encompasses southeast Washington and northwest Idaho. See also beans.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.