string bean

noun

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

Examples of string bean in a Sentence

  1. Her boyfriend's a real string bean.

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First Known Use of string bean

1754

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STRING BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

string bean

Definition of string bean for English Language Learners

  • : a type of long, thin green bean

  • : a very tall thin person


STRING BEAN Defined for Kids

string bean

noun

Definition of string bean for Students

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


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