rattlesnake bean

A medium-size, oblong dried bean with a light brown skin streaked with mahogany. Rattlesnake beans have a strong, tangy flavor that stands up to fiery spices. 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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