Chinese long bean

noun

: yard-long bean
While traipsing through farmers' markets recently, I've spied bundles of Chinese long beans, from a distance looking much like piles of green spaghetti.Lynne Char Bennett, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Aug. 2010
… huge bamboo baskets overflowing with tangles of bright-green Chinese long beans.Brooke Dojny, Bon Appétit, October 1997

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinese long bean was in 1913

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“Chinese long bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20long%20bean. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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