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string bean

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noun

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.

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Origin of string bean

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
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string bean


noun

any of several bean plants, such as the scarlet runner, cultivated for their edible unripe podsSee also green bean, wax bean
informal a tall thin person
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