snap bean
noun Date: 1770 a bean grown primarily for its long pods that are cooked as a vegetable while young and tender and before the seeds have become enlarged — compare shell bean

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • snap bean — n. any of various green beans or wax beans …   English World dictionary

  • snap bean — noun tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections • Syn: ↑snap • Hypernyms: ↑green bean * * * noun 1. : a bean grown primarily for its whole pods that are usually broken in pieces and cooked as a vegetable while young and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap 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)

  • snap 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)

  • snap bean — noun The unripe or green edible fruitpod of a bean plant such as the legume Phaseolus vulgaris. Their Sunday dinner always included snap beans cooked with fatback …   Wiktionary

  • snap bean — n. tender edible string bean that snap into sections easily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snap bean — a crisp bean pod, as a green bean or a wax bean, that is easily broken into pieces for cooking. [1760 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • snap bean — noun N. Amer. a bean of a variety having an edible pod. Origin C18: so named because the pods are broken into pieces to be eaten …   English new terms dictionary

  • snap — v., n., adv., & adj. v. (snapped, snapping) 1 intr. & tr. break suddenly or with a snap. 2 intr. & tr. emit or cause to emit a sudden sharp sound or crack. 3 intr. & tr. open or close with a snapping sound (the bag snapped shut). 4 a intr. (often …   Useful english dictionary

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