- any of various kinds of bean, as the green bean, the unripe pods of which are used as food, usually after stripping off the fibrous thread along the side.
- the pod itself.
- Informal. a tall, thin person.
Origin of string bean
Examples from the Web for string bean
Historical Examples of string bean
As a string-bean, it is deservedly considered one of the best.
As a string-bean, the variety may be planted until the first of August.
As a string-bean, it is of fair quality, good when shelled in the green state, and farinaceous and mild flavored when ripe.
As a string-bean, or for pickling, it is considered one of the best of all varieties, and is recommended for general cultivation.
The variety is hardy and prolific; of good quality as a string-bean, or for shelling in the green state.