pole bean

noun

Definition of pole bean

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

Examples of pole bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, if a Bay Area gardener plants sweet corn seed surrounded by pole bean seed, the most likely result is a corn plant disappearing under bean vines and bearing little or no corn. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area gardeners can look ahead to corn, squash and beans," 23 May 2020 Among them: a family favorite known now as Great-Great Aunt Rosie’s pole beans. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Bay Area seed lending libraries connect gardens, history, food," 3 Aug. 2019 Plants such as fruit trees provide food as well as shade; a patch of bamboo could provide stakes for supporting pole beans and other vining plants. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Create A Permaculture Garden That Supports Your Local Ecosystem," 1 Mar. 2017 Grow space-hungry vining crops—such as tomatoes, pole beans, peas, squash, melons, cukes, and so on—straight up, supported by trellises, fences, cages, or stakes. 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 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

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First Known Use of pole bean

circa 1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Pole bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20bean. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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pole bean

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pole bean

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

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