Definition of Bean

1. Noun. Any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food.

Exact synonyms: Edible Bean
Generic synonyms: Legume
Specialized synonyms: Goa Bean, Common Bean, Soy, Soya, Soya Bean, Soybean
Group relationships: Bean Plant

2. Verb. Hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball.
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Beaner

3. Noun. Any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans.

4. Noun. Any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods.
Exact synonyms: Bean Plant
Terms within: Edible Bean
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Specialized synonyms: Bush Bean, Pole Bean, Shell Bean, Shell Bean Plant

5. Noun. Informal terms for a human head.
Exact synonyms: Attic, Bonce, Dome, Noggin, Noodle
Generic synonyms: Human Head

Definition of Bean

1. n. A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.

Definition of Bean

1. Noun. The large edible seed of plants of several genera of ''Fabaceae''. ¹

2. Noun. The seed pod of plants of several genera of ''Fabaceae''. ¹

3. Noun. A bean-like seed of some other plants, especially coffee; coffee in the general. ¹

4. Noun. Stuffing for beanbags and similar items, often made from plastic and resembling a pea or bean in shape. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) The head or brain. ¹

6. Noun. (British slang archaic) A guinea coin. ¹

7. Noun. (British slang usually in the negative) Money. ¹

8. Verb. (chiefly baseball) To hit deliberately with a projectile, especially in the head. ¹

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Definition of Bean

1. to hit on the head [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bean

1. 1. A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs. The origin and classification of many kinds are still doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis; black Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, D. Lablab; the common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris; the lower bush bean, Ph. Vulgaris, variety nanus; Lima bean, Ph. Lunatus; Spanish bean and scarlet runner, Ph. Maltiflorus; Windsor bean, the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris. As an article of food beans are classed with vegetables. 2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans. Bean aphis, a small weevil that in the larval state destroys beans. The American species in Bruchus fabae. Florida bean, a species of Strychnos. Navy bean, the common dried white bean of commerce; probably so called because an important article of food in the navy. Pea bean, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the edible white bean; so called from its size. Sacred bean. See Sacred. Screw bean. See Screw. Sea bean. Same as Florida bean. A red bean of unknown species used for ornament. Tonquin bean, or Tonka bean, the fragrant seed of Dipteryx odorata, a leguminous tree. Vanilla bean. See Vanilla. Origin: OE. Bene, AS.bean; akin to D. Boon, G. Bohne, OHG. Pna, Icel. Baun, Dan. Bonne, Sw. Bona, and perh. To Russ. Bob, L. Faba. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bean

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bean (current term)
bean-caper family
bean-shaped plasma
bean aphid
bean bag
bean bags
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