green bean

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of green bean

: a kidney bean that is used as a snap bean when the pods are colored green

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First Known Use of green bean

1526


GREEN BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

green bean

noun

Definition of green bean for English Language Learners

  • : a type of bean whose long green seed cases are eaten as a vegetable when they are young and tender


GREEN BEAN Defined for Kids

green bean

noun

Definition of green bean for Students

: a young long green pod of a bean plant eaten as a vegetable

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