green bean


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

Examples of green bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, Patricia's parents added about 35 acres to the farm and grew things like lettuce, radishes, English peas, new potatoes, beets, green beans, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. Jana Hayes, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 Homemade dog food recipes often include a combination of lean meats (such as chicken or turkey), whole grains (like brown rice or quinoa), vegetables (such as carrots or green beans), and healthy fats (like fish oil or olive oil). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2023 The Pacific Northwest June Plant seedlings or seeds of winter and summer squash, cucumbers, melons, peppers, green beans, eggplant, tomatoes, beets, radishes, carrots, and herbs. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 14 June 2023 One cup of fresh green beans has about seven grams of carbs. Women's Health, 16 Aug. 2023 The chicken should be cooked, the green beans should still be crispy and the mixture should look wet but not soupy. cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 On large rimmed baking sheet, toss green beans and tomatoes with 1 tablespoon oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2023 The ingredients included organic chicken stock, elbow macaroni pasta, lite coconut milk, green beans, potatoes, and carrots. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 Use the irresistible savory seasoning in the brine for this green bean pickling recipe to really get those tastebuds tingling. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green bean was in 1526

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“Green bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

green bean

: a kidney bean with the pods green when ready for harvest
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