bean sprouts

plural noun

: 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 Cilantro, bean sprouts, vibrant basil, jalapeño slices, and fresh lime are accompanying enhancements. Mike Jordan, Southern Living, 7 Sep. 2023 Inside a tortilla are noodles, beef, herbs and bean sprouts, all which get a bath in the deep fryer. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 27 Aug. 2023 This classic pho dish is made with strips of rare filet mignon, vermicelli noodles and green onions in a fragrant beef bone broth, served with sides of fresh bean sprouts, jalapeño slices, a lime wedge and a sprig of Thai basil (which imparts a black licorice-like flavor to the dish). Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 That’s noodles, pork, herbs and bean sprouts in each bite, with pho broth and hoisin and Sriracha sauce on the side, for dipping. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2023 While shopping, look for some banchan, Korean sides, including bean sprout and spinach as well as all sorts of kimchi. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2023 The groundhog simply tunneled under the fence and sheared off what was left of the radish stems, emerging bean sprouts, and parsnip greens., 3 May 2023 You’ll be treated to a rich bone broth that’s mixed with grated ginger and five different types of miso, then topped with pork belly, seaweed, bean sprouts, sweet corn, and an egg. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 Apr. 2023 Odd Duck added some large-format plates for two, like Korean steak ssam, grilled meat to pile into lettuce cups, with accoutrements like house kimchi and bean sprout banchan., 18 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bean sprouts was in 1849

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“Bean sprouts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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