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noun
the immature green pod of the kidney bean, eaten as a vegetable.
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Also called string bean, stringless bean.

Origin of green bean

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for green bean

green bean

noun
any bean plant, such as the French bean, having narrow green edible pods when unripe
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