string bean
noun Date: 1754 1. a bean of one of the older varieties of kidney bean that have stringy fibers on the lines of separation of the pods; broadly snap bean 2. a very tall thin person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • string bean — string′ bean n. 1) pln any of various kinds of bean, as the green bean, the unripe pods of which are used as food 2) pln snap bean 3) a tall, thin person • Etymology: 1750–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • string bean — noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a GREEN BEAN a ) BRITISH a RUNNER BEAN 2. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who is very tall and thin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • string bean — n a type of long thin green bean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • string bean — ☆ string bean n. 1. SNAP BEAN 2. Informal a tall, skinny person …   English World dictionary

  • string bean — ► NOUN ▪ any of various beans eaten in their pods …   English terms dictionary

  • string bean — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms string bean : singular string bean plural string beans a) British a runner bean b) American a green bean …   English dictionary

  • string 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)

  • string 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)

  • string bean — noun a) A long, slender variety of green bean. Well, I rung the fallout shelter bell nbsp;/ And I leaned my head and I gave a yell nbsp;/ “Give me a string bean, I’m a hungry man” nbsp;/ A shotgun fired and away I ran b) A tall and thin person …   Wiktionary

  • string bean — thin person, bean pole    You string bean, Kenny! You re too skinny to hit the ball! …   English idioms

  • string bean — string beans 1) N COUNT: usu pl String beans are long, very narrow green vegetables consisting of the cases that contain the seeds of a climbing plant. [AM] (in BRIT, use French beans) 2) N COUNT: usu pl String beans are vegetables similar to… …   English dictionary

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