Christmas lima


A large, flat dried bean with a white background and dark purplish markings. These beans (which are completely unrelated to the lima bean) have a sweet flavor similar to that of the chestnut. 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.

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