bean sprouts
noun plural Date: 1921 the sprouts of bean seeds especially of the mung bean used as a vegetable

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  • bean sprouts — bean ,sprouts noun plural the young stems growing from the seeds of a bean plant that are eaten as food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bean sprouts — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the edible sprouting seeds of certain beans …   English terms dictionary

  • bean sprouts — noun plural : the sprouts of bean seeds especially of the mung bean germinated in humid darkness and used as food * * * the sprouts of newly germinated beans, esp. of mung beans, used as a vegetable. [1920 25] * * * bean sprouts UK US noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bean sprouts — the sprouts of newly germinated beans, esp. of mung beans, used as a vegetable. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • bean sprouts — UK / US noun [plural] the young stems growing from the seeds of a bean plant that are eaten as food …   English dictionary

  • bean sprouts — plural noun the edible sprouting seeds of certain beans …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bean Sprouts Chicken — (Cantonese transliteration: Ngah Choi Kai; or Malay: Taugeh Chicken/Taugeh Ayam ) is a similar dish to Hainanese chicken rice. One of the small differences is that Bean Sprouts Chicken comes with a plate of beansprouts, famous throughout the city …   Wikipedia

  • Bean sprout — may refer to several foods made from sprouted beans:*Mung bean#Bean sprouts *Soybean sprouts *Sprouts of other types of bean …   Wikipedia

  • bean sprout — bean sprouts also beansprout N COUNT Bean sprouts are small, long, thin shoots grown from beans. They are frequently used in Chinese cookery …   English dictionary

  • bean — beanlike, adj. /been/, n. 1. the edible nutritious seed of various plants of the legume family, esp. of the genus Phaseolus. 2. a plant producing such seeds. 3. the pod of such a plant, esp. when immature and eaten as a vegetable. 4. any of… …   Universalium

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