pole bean
noun Date: circa 1770 a cultivated bean that is usually trained to grow upright on supports

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pole bean — Pole Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pole bean — ☆ pole bean n. any of various varieties of the common garden bean, or kidney bean, cultivated to grow as vines twining about poles or other supports: cf. BUSH BEAN …   English World dictionary

  • pole bean — pole′ bean n. pln any vinelike variety of bean that is trained to grow upright on a pole, trellis, fence, etc • Etymology: 1760–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pole bean — noun a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis • Hypernyms: ↑bean, ↑bean plant • Hyponyms: ↑scarlet runner, ↑scarlet runner bean, ↑Dutch case knife bean, ↑runner bean, ↑Phaseolus c …   Useful english dictionary

  • pole bean — any vinelike variety of bean that is trained to grow upright on a pole, trellis, fence, etc. [1760 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pole — Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pole flounder — Pole Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pole fluke — Pole Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pole lathe — Pole Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pole mast — Pole Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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