wax bean

noun

: a kidney bean with pods that turn creamy yellow to bright yellow when mature enough for use as snap beans

Examples of wax bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Avocado, mint, and wax beans really round this one out. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 5 July 2023 Try them on a pile of blanched green or yellow wax beans from the farmers market. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, in second large bowl, toss green and wax beans with 1/2 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 9 Aug. 2019 In second large bowl, toss green and wax beans with 1/2 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 1 July 2019 In batches, cook green beans, yellow wax beans, and corn in boiling salted water until just tender, 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 25 July 2018 Romano beans are an Italian flat bean in the same family as garden variety string beans, which also counts fancy French haricots verts and yellow wax beans as siblings. Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit, 29 May 2018 Rigatoni with yellow wax beans and gold tomatoes is saved from ordinariness by a very good pesto in which pistachios do the work of pine nuts. Pete Wells, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2017 The sablefish had another light sauce, basically a tomato broth, with pearl couscous, Asian cabbage, clams and wax beans. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wax bean was in 1897

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“Wax bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20bean. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

wax bean

noun
: a kidney bean with pods that are yellow when ripe for use as snap beans
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