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bean sprouts

plural noun
the sprouts of newly germinated beans, especially of mung beans, used as a vegetable.
Origin of bean sprouts
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She knelt beside a bean sprout and crooned, "I raised this with my own hands—I brought this new life into the world."

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for bean sprout

bean sprout

the sprout of a newly germinated mung bean, eaten as a vegetable, esp in Chinese dishes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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