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pole bean

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noun

any vinelike variety of bean that is trained to grow upright on a pole, trellis, fence, etc.

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Nearby words

polarography, polaroid, polatsk, polder, pole, pole bean, pole compass, pole dancing, pole hammer, pole horse, pole house

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|John Burroughs