snap bean

noun

Definition of snap bean 

: 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

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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, "This week's gardening tips: plant collards, fertilize roses," 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, "May in the garden," 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, "10 Most Destructive Garden Insects And How To Get Rid Of Them," 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, "Get your green thumbs into high gear | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of snap bean

1770, in the meaning defined above

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