Navy bean
Navy Na"vy; n.; pl. {Navies}. [ OF. navie, fr. L. navis ship. See {Nave} of a church.] 1. A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company. ``The navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir.'' --1 kings x. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy. [1913 Webster]

3. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy. [1913 Webster]

4. same as {navy blue}. [PJC]

{Navy bean}. see {Bean}.

{Navy yard}, a place set apart as a shore station for the use of the navy. It often contains all the mechanical and other appliences for building and equipping war vessels and training their crews. [1913 Webster]


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  • Navy bean — Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • navy bean — ☆ navy bean n. [from common use in the U.S. Navy] a small, white variety of kidney bean, dried for use as a food …   English World dictionary

  • navy bean — navy ,bean noun count AMERICAN a small white bean. It is a type of kidney bean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • navy bean — navy .bean n AmE a small white bean which is cooked and eaten, especially in ↑baked beans …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • navy bean — daržinė pupelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis nuodingas kultūrinis augalas (Phaseolus vulgaris), auginamas visame pasaulyje. atitikmenys: lot. Phaseolus compressus; Phaseolus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • navy bean — daržinės pupelės tipinis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis, maistinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Phaseolus vulgaris var. vulgaris). atitikmenys: lot. Phaseolus vulgaris var. vulgaris angl. dwarf bean;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • navy bean — na′vy bean n. pln a small, white kidney bean, dried for prolonged storage • Etymology: 1885–60, amer.; so called from wide use in the U.S. Navy …   From formal English to slang

  • navy bean — noun A white bean of a variety of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, Syn: haricot bean, white bean, pea bean …   Wiktionary

  • navy bean — noun white seeded bean; usually dried • Syn: ↑pea bean, ↑white bean • Hypernyms: ↑common bean …   Useful english dictionary

  • navy bean — a small, white bean, dried for prolonged storage and prepared for eating by soaking and cooking. [1885 60, Amer.; so called from wide use in the U.S. Navy] * * * …   Universalium

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