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green bean

the immature green pod of the kidney bean, eaten as a vegetable.
Also called string bean, stringless bean.
Origin of green bean
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The seedpods of the plant have the texture of a fine green bean and burst with acidity.
  • Some of its more unique offerings include a fried green bean appetizer, bison burger and beer barbecued pork ribs.
  • Modify a green bean sheller to shell vegetable soybeans and a bean sizing equipment for grading vegetable soybeans without pod.
  • The pale green bean is meatier and sweeter than the dark green bean, which has a less delicate taste.
British Dictionary definitions for green bean

green bean

any bean plant, such as the French bean, having narrow green edible pods when unripe
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