wax bean
noun Date: 1897 a kidney bean with pods that turn creamy yellow to bright yellow when mature enough for use as snap beans

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  • wax bean — wax′ bean n. 1) pln a variety of string bean bearing yellowish, waxy pods 2) pln coo the edible pod itself, used as a vegetable • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

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

  • wax bean — noun 1. a common bean plant grown for its edible golden pod • Hypernyms: ↑common bean, ↑common bean plant, ↑Phaseolus vulgaris • Member Holonyms: ↑Phaseolus, ↑genus Phaseolus 2. snap beans with yellow pods …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax 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)

  • wax 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)

  • wax bean — noun Any of several forms of string bean having a yellow or other coloured pod; the butter bean …   Wiktionary

  • wax bean — 1. a variety of string bean bearing yellowish, waxy pods. 2. the pod of this plant, used for food. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wax bean — /ˈwæks bin/ (say waks been) noun US any variety of snapbean with a yellowish colour and waxy appearance …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bean salad — Bean salad, also called three bean salad, is mainly composed of cooked pole beans (green beans and/or yellow wax beans), cooked garbonzo beans, cooked kidney beans and sliced or diced fresh beetroot. The beans are marinaded in an oil/vinegar… …   Wikipedia

  • wax — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a sticky plastic yellowish substance secreted by bees as the material of honeycomb cells; beeswax. 2 a white translucent material obtained from this by bleaching and purifying and used for candles, in modelling, as a basis of… …   Useful english dictionary

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