- any vinelike variety of bean that is trained to grow upright on a pole, trellis, fence, etc.
Origin of pole bean
An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for pole bean
A morning-glory or a hop-vine or a pole-bean winds around its support in the same course, and cannot be made to wind in any other.Locusts and Wild Honey