shell bean

noun

1
: a bean grown primarily for its edible seeds compare snap bean
2
: the edible seed of a bean

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shell bean was in 1868

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“Shell bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shell%20bean. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

shell bean

noun
1
: a bean grown primarily for its edible seeds compare snap bean
2
: the edible seed of a bean
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