Definition of Anasazi bean in English:

Anasazi bean


  • (The seed of) a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, resembling the pinto bean, which was found growing wild about Anasazi ruins near Durango, Colorado, and which is now grown and dried commercially (Anasazi Beans is a trademark in the United States).


1950s; earliest use found in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.