long bean

noun

: yard-long bean
The chewy, robustly flavored Asian legume known as the long bean truly lives up to its name. The beans … can grow as long as a meter.Karen Shimizu, Saveur, June/July 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of long bean was in 1922

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“Long bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20bean. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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