wax bean


noun

a variety of string bean bearing yellowish, waxy pods.
the pod of this plant, used for food.

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Origin of wax bean

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for wax bean

wax bean

noun

US any of certain string beans that have yellow waxy pods and are grown in the US
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