string bean


Definition of string bean

1 : a bean of one of the older varieties of kidney bean that have stringy fibers on the lines of separation of the pods broadly : snap bean
2 : a very tall thin person

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Examples of string bean in a Sentence

Her boyfriend's a real string bean.
Recent Examples on the Web Game of Thrones quite possibly ruined me forever for stories about scrappy little string beans whose heart and brains win against evil forces. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Letter for the King': TV Review," 20 Mar. 2020 Deontay Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz fight (11/23/19) time, channel, live stream; how to watch online," 23 Nov. 2019 Your kitchen stays mercifully clean, spared the indignity of yet another failed string bean casserole. Christina Tkacik,, "Too busy to cook? Here’s where to buy ‘homemade’ Thanksgiving foods in the Baltimore area," 19 Nov. 2019 In that first season, Antetokounmpo grew two inches and got stronger, beginning his development from a string bean to one of the league's most relentless forces. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo earns NBA's MVP," 24 June 2019 Kaling is a newbie to food prepping, but she’s taken on some tricky recipes and ingredients, cooking sweet potatoes and string beans, chopping up mango chunks and poaching salmon. Blake Bakkila,, "The Meal Prep Trick That Mindy Kaling Swears By," 9 July 2018 It’s hard to square that horrific past with the sunny, 6-foot-4 string bean who strides through Lowe’s like a small-town mayor in a Fourth of July parade. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "By day, he runs for president of South Sudan. By night, he unloads trucks at Lowe’s.," 7 July 2018 The chopped string beans are a little too gray, the potatoes a little too mushy. Emily Schultz, Bon Appetit, "This Spicy Kimchi Slaw Provides More Balance Than a Yoga Class," 30 May 2018 Rapidly blanching string beans and shocking them in an ice bath preserves their bright green color and pleasant crunch. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep it simple and seasonal in the kitchen during summer," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of string bean

1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“String bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of string bean

chiefly US
: a type of long, thin green bean
informal : a very tall thin person

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Kids Definition of string bean

: a bean with a long slender pod that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable

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