bean sprouts

plural noun

Definition of bean sprouts

: the sprouts of bean seeds especially of the mung bean used as a vegetable

Examples of bean sprouts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Customers from across the Salt Lake Valley go to Tonkotsu for their fresh wheat noodles, served in a creamy pork broth with toppings such as bamboo shoots, bok choy or bean sprouts. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 The broth is flavorful and well clarified, and the garnishes for the noodle bowl perfectly fresh: bean sprouts, jalapeño slices and a large stem of basil. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Nov. 2021 Burning Man Noodles came with the responsibility of mixing together the neat quadrants of beef, bean sprouts, pickled vegetables and noodles together into a cold noodle bowl that radiated spice and comfort in equal measure. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Sep. 2021 Now, at permanent locations in Potrero Hill and on Lombard Street, diners can find a vegan ramen, $14, featuring a flavorful miso broth, with add-ons like tofu, bamboo and bean sprouts. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2021 Oni’s signature miso features a creamy pork broth seasoned with sweet and nutty soybean paste and filled with pork belly, bamboo shoots, corn kernels, bean sprouts and green onion. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 While eggs, beef, shrimp, mushrooms, carrots, bean sprouts, and cucumbers are often included in gujeolpan, there are no hard-and-fast rules. Frances Kim, Bon Appétit, 17 Aug. 2021 The bounty of fresh produce available in both the Bay Area and the Philippines also means that many vegetables play big parts in vegan Filipino cooking, such as eggplant, taro, bok choy, cabbage, bean sprouts and the aforementioned mung beans. Margot Seeto, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2021 The soup spoke with a deeper voice and the mix of noodles and array of bean sprouts and herbs added texture and lightness to the dish. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bean sprouts

1849, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2022

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“Bean sprouts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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