green bean

noun

Definition of green bean 

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

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Machinery from Colombia, another top producer, is installed near the mountain to transform freshly picked red coffee berries into green beans prior to export. Washington Post, "Coffee and conservation: Mozambique tries both on a mountain," 11 July 2018 Machinery from Colombia, another top producer, is installed near the mountain to transform freshly picked red coffee berries into green beans prior to export. Christopher Torchia, Fox News, "Coffee and conservation: Mozambique tries both on a mountain," 11 July 2018 Our first was Scarlett, a white cat with a penchant for green beans. Anne Dunlap, OrlandoSentinel.com, "I'm a cat lady and proud of it. Just don't call me crazy.," 24 Apr. 2018 Add 1 tablespoon salt to boiling water, then in batches, cook green beans until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata," 24 Oct. 2018 Halve drained potatoes while still hot and cut green beans into large bite-size pieces. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Potato Salad Plus Star Power," 2 Aug. 2018 Texas 46 clearly believes that opposites attract, offering sides that set off barbecue’s innate fattiness with crunchy slaw and bright green beans. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Love or something like it at Texas 46 BBQ," 31 May 2018 Romano beans, also known as Italian pole beans, are wide and flat and have a less delicate texture than green beans but share their mild and sweet flavor. Bon Appetit, "40 Recipes for Summer Vegetables," 5 May 2018 About 10 minutes before sweet potatoes are done, pour just enough water to cover green beans into a skillet or pot; add a pinch or two of salt if desired. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spread joy: Cook with peanut butter | The Sacramento Bee," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of green bean

1526, in the meaning defined above

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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

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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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