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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
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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
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