French bean

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of French bean was in 1552

Dictionary Entries Near French bean

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“French bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20bean. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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