green bean

noun
the immature green pod of the kidney bean, eaten as a vegetable.
Also called string bean, stringless bean.


Origin:
1940–45, Americanism

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

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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.
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