snap bean

noun

: a bean grown primarily for its long pods that are cooked as a vegetable while young and tender and before the seeds have become enlarged compare shell bean

Examples of snap bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early plantings include lima bean, snap bean, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, southern pea, rhubarb, squash, and tomato; End of the month crops include broccoli, cabbage, celery, collard, endive, lettuce, mustard, onion, radish, strawberry and turnip 4. Tom MacCubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Plant southern peas by seed to harvest as snap beans. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 14 May 2020 Readiness for harvest as green beans (snap beans) relates only to the thickness, or in the case of flat-pod varieties, the width of the pods. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, 2 Aug. 2019 They are found on cowpeas, lima beans, snap beans, soybeans in most states east of the Mississippi River as well as parts of Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, and Utah. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 10 July 2018 Get ready for warm-season veggies: Begin planting warm-season vegetables, such as tomatoes and bell peppers (use transplants for these two), cucumbers, corn, snap beans and squash over the next couple of weeks. NOLA.com, 3 Mar. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom MacCubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 28 Apr. 2018 They are found on cowpeas, lima beans, snap beans, soybeans in most states east of the Mississippi River; also parts of Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Utah. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 3 June 2016 Plant seeds for lima and snap beans, beets, carrots, celery, chard, cucumbers, endive, fennel, jicama, melons, mustard, okra, potatoes, radish, soybeans, spinach, summer and winter squash, turnips and watermelon. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snap bean was in 1770

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“Snap bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snap%20bean. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

snap bean

noun
: a bean grown primarily for its long pods that are cooked as a vegetable while they are still young and tender and before their seeds have become enlarged compare shell bean
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