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bean sprouts

plural noun
1.
the sprouts of newly germinated beans, especially of mung beans, used as a vegetable.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for bean sprout

bean sprout

noun
1.
the sprout of a newly germinated mung bean, eaten as a vegetable, esp in Chinese dishes
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