baked beans

plural noun
  1. small white dried beans that have been baked, usually with salt pork, brown sugar or molasses, and seasonings.

Origin of baked beans

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby baked beans Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use baked beans in a sentence

  • In accordance with the time-honored New England custom, on Sunday morning we had our “baked beans.”

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  • I forgot to put beans to soak last night, and I am determined to have baked beans for tomorrow night's supper.

  • The officers were in despair until one old Moro came across some cans of baked beans among the rations.

  • "Fred simply adores baked beans," Dolly murmured, parenthetically, hanging on her sister's words.

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  • He made a pot of coffee and warmed half a can of baked beans over his little gas stove.

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British Dictionary definitions for baked beans

baked beans

pl n
  1. haricot beans, baked and tinned in tomato sauce

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