Boston baked beans

plural noun

variants or Boston Baked Beans
1
singular or plural in construction : beans (such as navy beans) seasoned with molasses and salt pork and baked for a relatively long time at a relatively low temperature
Fish cakes were served with Boston baked beans. The beans, tasting of the signature Boston ingredient, molasses, were a little soupy but good. Karl Wells
"What you ought to do is send a guy in a big chef's hat to Thompson along with a crock of Boston baked beans and maybe even a lobster," [politician] Mario Cuomo told the Dukakis camp. Michael Kramer
Boston Baked Beans is perfect for winter … . This simple mixture is cooked long and slow to develop its sweet and savory flavor. Michael Hastings
2
: a confection made of peanuts with a red candy shell
Inside is a counter containing more than 65 varieties of penny candy—most of it no longer costing a penny but still including most old-time varieties: nonpareils … jawbreakers and Boston baked beans. Linda Charlton
His store sells many varieties of candy that gained popularity during the Great Depression, such as … Boston Baked Beans. Amy O. Williams

Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Boston baked beans was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Boston baked beans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston%20baked%20beans. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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