Ki'dneybean. n.s. [so named from its shape.]
It hath a papilionaceous flower, out of whose empalement rises the pointal, which becomes a long pod, inclosing several seeds, which are shaped almost like a kidney. it has pinnated leaves, consisting of an unequal number of lobes. Miller.
Kidneybeans are a sort of cod ware, that are very pleasant wholesome food. Mortimer's Husbandry.