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wax bean

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noun
  1. a variety of string bean bearing yellowish, waxy pods.
  2. 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
  1. US any of certain string beans that have yellow waxy pods and are grown in the US
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