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 Waiters bustled around with carts chock-full of herbs, hoisin sauce, bean sprouts, and chopsticks, serving bowls of beef phở bigger than my head. Sovi Wellons, Bon Appétit, "Chè Ba Màu Is Pure Bliss in Summer’s Sticky Heat," 12 Aug. 2020 Add the rice noodles, shrimp, shallot, and bean sprouts and top with the Thai basil and a lime wedge. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Buck Naked Kitchen: How an indigenous Canadian upbringing inspired this healthy cookbook," 1 July 2020 To play it safe, ask for your sandwich with no alfalfa sprouts, and for the bean sprouts to be left off your pad Thai. Rachel Meltzer Warren, New York Times, "The Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant," 17 Apr. 2020 On the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio YouTube channel, there are a dozen short videos covering topics from favorite books to growing bean sprouts. Mike Finger,, "With doors closed, Boys & Girls Clubs still reaching out," 2 Apr. 2020 Flat rice noodles are wok-fried with shrimp, squid, egg, bean sprouts, soy sauce, and chili paste, eliciting a hard-to-place charred taste that’s insanely addictive. al, "How to spend 24 hours on Buford Highway in Atlanta," 25 Mar. 2020 Garnish the bowl with your favorite combination of lettuce, scallions, red onion, lime, bean sprouts, chili sauce, and various other toppings. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Wild Game Pho with Venison Steak," 21 Feb. 2020 Given that the bowl brims with a choice of meat — make mine shaved eye of round, springy meatballs and slippery tendon — and add-ins including fresh herbs and bean sprouts, the regular size pho is plenty for this fan. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 17 Dec. 2019 Instead, reach for veggies that are lower in triggering FODMAPs, including tomatoes, eggplant, carrots, spinach, zucchini, and bean sprouts. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "The Low FODMAP Diet Is the Latest Health Craze, But Is It Actually Good for You?," 26 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bean sprouts

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Bean sprouts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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