Chinese long bean


Definition of Chinese long bean

: 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

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First Known Use of Chinese long bean

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Chinese long bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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