yard-long bean

noun
\ ˈyärd-ˈlȯŋ- How to pronounce yard-long bean (audio) \

Definition of yard-long bean

: the edible 1- to 3-foot (0.3- to 0.9-meter) long thin stringless pod of a south Asian plant of a subspecies (Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis) of the cowpea also : the plant

Examples of yard-long bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use frozen green beans if fresh or yard-long beans are unavailable. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2019 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, cherry tomato, okra, Southern pea, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, roselle, sweet potato and yard-long bean; start transplants of eggplant, peppers and tomatoes from seed in mid July. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 30 June 2018 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 26 May 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, 28 Apr. 2018 Asia was home to adzuki, soybeans, winged beans, mung and urad dal, and Africa produced cowpeas, yard-long beans, pigeon peas, Dolichos lablab beans and black-eyed peas. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of yard-long bean

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Yard-long bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yard-long%20bean. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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