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Meaning of Florida velvet bean

Flor'ida vel'vet bean"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tropical vine, Mucuna deeringiana, of the legume family, having showy, purple flowers in drooping clusters and black, hairy pods: grown as an ornamental.
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