Green gram, a kind of legume (pulse) (Vigna radiata
syn. Phaseolus aureus
, syn. Phaseolus Mungo
), grown for food in British India; called also gram
, mung bean
, Chinese mung bean
, and green-seeded mung bean
. It is an erect, bushy annual producing edible green or yellow seeds, and edible pods and young sprouts. Balfour (Cyc. of India).