green bean


Definition of green bean

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

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The meal includes roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, green beans, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Murder mystery fundraiser invites locals to solve ‘whodunnit’; cornhole tournament," 4 Sep. 2019 On a large platter, arrange the tofu, halved potatoes, eggs, green beans, mung bean sprouts, cabbage, cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: Indonesian gado-gado a gateway salad," 30 Aug. 2019 This version by Marja Vongerichten uses a garden’s worth of produce, including tri-color bell peppers, green beans, snow peas, carrots, mushrooms, edamame and spinach. Joe Yonan, The Denver Post, "This quick Korean stir-fry serves up a bounty of fresh-cut vegetables," 13 Aug. 2019 The unusual pairing — with a squeeze of honey — make a standout dressing for summery zucchini and fresh green beans. Salted Tahini Doughnuts. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Tahini isn’t just for hummus. Here are 10 recipes to use up that jar.," 12 Aug. 2019 In a large bowl, toss potatoes, onion, red pepper, green beans, and garlic with oil, rosemary, 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Fire-Roasted Sausage and Vegetables with Creamy Dijon," 18 July 2019 Other highlights include strawberries, onions, green beans, broccoli, snow apple turnips and radishes, along with jams, jellies, pickles and Alaska seafood. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s heat wave has supercharged summer vegetable crops," 11 July 2019 Think of it as a new twist on green beans almondine, says De Laurentiis. NBC News, "How to make the perfect pesto — and 5 recipes to get you started," 15 Aug. 2019 Straightforward as these dishes may have seemed on the chalkboard, small touches like the golden raisins and pepitas in the green bean salad or the simple use of hyper fresh jalapeno in the soup added bursts of flavor and texture. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This 50-year-old lunch spot is the best place to grab a sandwich in downtown Louisville," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of green bean

1526, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of green bean

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

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Kids Definition of green bean

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

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