french-bean

French bean

noun
British. the pod of a green bean or wax bean, eaten as a vegetable.

Origin:
1545–55

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French bean
 
n
1.  a small twining bushy or annual bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris, with white or lilac flowers and slender green edible pods
2.  See also haricot the pod of this plant

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