follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

string bean

noun
1.
any of various kinds of bean, as the green bean, the unripe pods of which are used as food, usually after stripping off the fibrous thread along the side.
2.
the pod itself.
3.
Informal. a tall, thin person.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for string bean
  • Add a dash of heat and it becomes as tender as a string bean.
  • ET string bean lures and pumpkin lures have been especially effective.
British Dictionary definitions for string bean

string bean

noun
1.
any of several bean plants, such as the scarlet runner, cultivated for their edible unripe pods See also green bean, wax bean
2.
(informal) a tall thin person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for string bean

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for string

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends