Can·a·va·lia .kan-ə-'vā-lē-ə, -'vāl-yə n a small genus of tropical twining herbs of the family Leguminosae that have long tough pods with large seeds and include the jack bean

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Can·a·val·ia (kan″ə-valґyə) the jack bean, a genus of West Indian plants of the family Leguminosae, widely used as food. C. ensiforґmis D.C. and other species are the source of canavanine and concanavalin.

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  • Canavalia — Jackbohne (Canavalia ensiformis) Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung: Schmetterlingsblütenartige (Fabales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canavalia — Canavalia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Canavalia — n. a genus of herbs or woody vines of mainly American tropics and subtropics. Syn: genus {Canavalia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canavalĭa — (C. De C.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Phaseoleae Phocleae, Diadelphie Dekandrie L.; Arten: C. bonariensis, strauchartig, in Buenos Ayres; C. ensiformis, einjährig, in Ostindien; C. gladiata, strauchartig, in Ostindien; C.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Canavalĭa — Adans. (Kanavalie. Krimpbohne), Gattung der Leguminosen, windende oder niederliegende Kräuter mit gefiederten, dreizähligen Blättern und purpurroten oder weißlichen, ansehnlichen Blüten in achselständigen Trauben. Von den zwölf Arten in den… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Canavalia — Canavalĭa Adans., Krimpbohne, Pflanzengattg. der Papilionazeen, krautartige Pflanzen wärmerer Gegenden; die Hülsen einiger Arten als Gemüse benutzt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Canavalia — Cana …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Canavalia — Taxobox name = Jack beans image width = 240px image caption = Canavalia sericea regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Rosidae unranked ordo = Eurosids I ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Canavalia —   Canavalia c. ensiformis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Canavalia — noun herbs or woody vines of mainly American tropics and subtropics • Syn: ↑genus Canavalia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canavalia — ID 13971 Symbol Key CANAV Common Name jackbean Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, LA, MO, MS, OK, PR, TX, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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