French bean

noun

Definition of French bean

1 chiefly British : a bean (such as a green bean) of which the whole young pod is eaten
2 chiefly British : kidney bean sense 2

First Known Use of French bean

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“French bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20bean. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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