green bean

noun

Definition of green bean

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

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

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


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