green bean
noun Date: 1842 a kidney bean that is used as a snap bean when the pods are colored green

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • green bean — n a long thin green vegetable which is picked before the beans inside it grow British Equivalent: French bean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • green bean — noun count a long thin green vegetable that grows on a tall climbing plant: STRING BEAN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • green bean — ☆ green bean n. 1. a variety of kidney bean with long, narrow green pods 2. the edible immature seed pod of this …   English World dictionary

  • green bean — noun 1. immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑fresh bean • Hyponyms: ↑snap bean, ↑snap, ↑string bean, ↑Kentucky wonder, ↑Kentucky wond …   Useful english dictionary

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  • green 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)

  • green bean — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms green bean : singular green bean plural green beans a long thin green vegetable that grows on a tall climbing plant …   English dictionary

  • green bean — green beans N COUNT: usu pl Green beans are long narrow beans that are eaten as a vegetable …   English dictionary

  • green bean — /grin ˈbin/ (say green been) noun the narrow, green, edible seed pod of any of various varieties of bean (plant), as the young pod of the French bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, or the runner bean, P. multiflorus …   Australian English dictionary

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