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bonavist


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bonavist 
  n  :  perennial  twining  vine  of  Old  World  tropics  having 
  trifoliate  leaves  and  racemes  of  fragrant  purple  pealike 
  flowers  followed  by  maroon  pods  of  edible  seeds;  grown  as 
  an  ornamental  and  as  a  vegetable  on  the  Indian 
  subcontinent;  sometimes  placed  in  genus  Dolichos  [syn:  {hyacinth 
  bean},  {Indian  bean},  {Egyptian  bean},  {Lablab  purpureus}, 
  {Dolichos  lablab}] 




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