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- 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
An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for stringbean
- 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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