pole bean

noun

Definition of pole bean 

: a cultivated bean that is usually trained to grow upright on supports

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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 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 Space these seedlings farther apart than the spring crop, and place them so a tall crop, such as corn or pole beans, provide some afternoon shade. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Cabbage Is One Of The Easiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden," 24 May 2017 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 Take time to set up proper trellises for cucumbers; and time to place poles for the pole beans; time to get the good tomato cages. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Backyard gardening, step one: Have a drink and just stare at the dirt," 9 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 Sturdy cornstalks support the pole beans, while squash grows freely on the ground below, shading out competing weeds. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "7 Secrets For A High-Yield Vegetable Garden, Even When You're Tight On Space," 19 Jan. 2017 These are members of the Fabaceae family — pole beans that bear beans in dark purple or electric pink pods. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018

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circa 1770, in the meaning defined above

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pole bean

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pole bean

: a bean plant that grows up a pole, fence, etc.; also : the bean that grows on this plant

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