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:
1750–60, Americanism

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string bean
 
n
1.  green bean See also wax bean any of several bean plants, such as the scarlet runner, cultivated for their edible unripe pods
2.  informal a tall thin person

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Add a dash of heat and it becomes as tender as a string bean.
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