wax bean


Definition of wax bean

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

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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, "Summer Bean, Corn, and Radish Salad," 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, "Romanos Are the Queen of Snap Beans and I Want to Eat Them All," 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, "Lost in New York at Public Kitchen," 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, "Here's where to grab a fancy but fast dinner in Downtown Cincinnati," 3 Oct. 2017 Blue cheese and buttermilk bound the fresh favas, wax beans and haricot verts. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Chef Jason Wilson expands to the Eastside with The Lakehouse," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of wax bean

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wax bean was in 1897

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Kids Definition of wax bean

: a string bean with yellow waxy pods

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