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green bean

noun

  1. the immature green pod of the kidney bean, eaten as a vegetable.


green bean

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of green bean1

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45

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Example Sentences

After removing the eggs, add the green beans to the pot, and cook until bright green and tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the drained soba noodles and peanut sauce to the green beans and toss to combine.

Springy little shrimp, shredded green papaya, peanuts and green beans tossed in a spicy lime dressing sent the tongue on a roller-coaster ride.

She uses a dedicated garlic press to squeeze through green beans and carrots, and Baby Henry can eat them!

I chose braised beef with polenta and green beans, green salad, a dinner roll, a chocolate brownie for dessert, and a soda.

A French green bean salad with warm goat cheese reminds Ina Garten of having lunch in Paris.

In a medium bowl lightly blend leftover green bean casserole with milk, stock and turkey.

Also, the structure of the roasted bean renders it more readily penetrable by solvents than does that of the green bean.

These substances are not present in the green bean, but are produced during the process of roasting.

Coffee roasters figure, however, that the average loss is sixteen percent of the weight of the green bean.

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

The Bogota green bean ranges from a blue-green bean to a fancy yellow.

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