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bean sprouts

plural noun

  1. the sprouts of newly germinated beans, especially of mung beans, used as a vegetable.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bean sprouts1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

Supplies included cup ramen, bean sprouts, paper diapers, tea and drinking water.

Then look East for mung bean sprouts, which contain Vitamins A, B, C, and E in addition to calcium, iron, and potassium.

Ideal Meal: Mung bean sprouts as a snack or added to salad, plus oranges and bananas and long sips of herbal tea.

Soy-Bean and Mung Bean Sprouts Seasoned with Sesame Oil by Madhur Jaffrey This is sesame noodles without the noodles.

Mung bean sprouts are light and crunchy, and with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil, this salad is crisp and refreshing.

Add some ham, onion, celery, green bean sprouts and mushrooms cut fine.

If desired ½ pound bean sprouts may be cooked with the celery, and served in the Chow Mein.

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