green bean

noun

Definition of 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 The Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, dressing, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberries, gravy and a pie. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Don’t want to cook for Thanksgiving? These Richardson restaurants have you covered," 18 Nov. 2020 Same thing for sweet potato casserole or green bean casserole. Katie Workman, Anchorage Daily News, "Tips for cooking (and saving) a smaller Thanksgiving feast," 17 Nov. 2020 Same thing for sweet potato casserole or green bean casserole. Katie Workman, Star Tribune, "Tips for cooking (and saving) a smaller Thanksgiving feast," 16 Nov. 2020 Most casserole recipes—including sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and mac and cheese—can easily be halved. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 Tips for Scaling Down Your Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes," 16 Nov. 2020 Dinner comes with the following sides: cranberry sauce, andouille cornbread, green bean casserole, creamed corn, turkey gravy, stuffing. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Thanksgiving 2020: Where to get takeout for Turkey Day in Alabama," 16 Nov. 2020 ValuMarket will prepare turkey, turkey breast and ham dinners with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, rolls and dessert. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "15+ places to dine out, order food to-go for Thanksgiving in Louisville," 10 Nov. 2020 Her siblings will prepare other specialties in their homes: tamales, enchiladas, pico de gallo, ceviche, green bean casserole, yams with marshmallows, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. Carla Johnson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Thanksgiving will be different this year. Here's how to prepare.," 10 Nov. 2020 Her siblings will prepare other specialties in their homes: tamales, enchiladas, pico de gallo, ceviche, green bean casserole, yams with marshmallows, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Don’t cancel Thanksgiving over COVID-19, experts say, but play it safe," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of green bean

1526, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Green bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20bean. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for green bean

green bean

noun

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

green bean

noun

Kids Definition of green bean

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

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