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Sword bean, usually called Canavalia gladiata, is a domesticated plant species in the legume (Fabaceae) family. The legume is a used as a vegetable in interiors of central and south central India, though not commercially farmed. In Telugu it is called 'chamma kaya' also called 'Tammi kaya'. In Tamil it is called 'valavaraik-kay' or 'valavaran-gai' which means, the vegetable that looks like a sword.. The fruits are eaten as a vegetable in Africa and Asia.
Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Fabales Family: Fabaceae Genus: Canavalia Species: C. gladiata