Definition of Beanstalk

1. Noun. Stem of a bean plant.

Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem



Definition of Beanstalk

1. Noun. The stem of a bean plant, proverbially fast growing and tall. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extension) A tall, slim person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beanstalk

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beanstalk

beanholes
beanie
beanies
beaning
beanless
beanlike
beanmeal
beano
beanos
beanpole
beanpoles
beanpot
beanpots
beans
beanspilling
beanstalk (current term)
beanstalks
beany
bear's-breech
bear's-ear
bear's-foot
bear's-paw
bear's-paw fern
bear's breech
bear's breeches
bear's ear
bear's foot
bear's garlic
bear's grape

Literary usage of Beanstalk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dramatic Index for ...: Covering Articles and Illustrations Concerning edited by Anne C. Sutherland, Frederick Winthrop Faxon, Mary Estella Bates (1912)
"Building a "giant" for Jack and the beanstalk. Graphic 83: 25, Ja.7,'11. ... Portrait as Princess Dorothy in Jack and the beanstalk. 111. Lond. ..."

2. Pieces of Hate and Other Enthusiasms by Heywood Broun (1922)
"XXVII A MODERN beanstalk The legends of the world have been devised by ... We intend to tell H. 3d that when Jack climbed up the beanstalk the giant flicked ..."

3. English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, John Dickson Batten (1890)
"Jack and the beanstalk THERE was once upon a time a poor widow who had an only son named Jack, and a cow named Milky-white. And all they had to live on was ..."

4. Child Observations: 1st Series: Imitation and Allied Activities. Made by the by Elias Harlow Russell, Massachusetts State Normal School, Worcester (1896)
"The teacher told the story of " Jack and His beanstalk." Afterwards, when the children were told to make something with their cubes, one made a beanstalk, ..."

5. The Life and Reminiscences of E. L. Blanchard by Edward L. Blanchard, Drinkwater Meadows (1891)
"1 Mr. and Mrs. Keeley, Mrs. Leigh Murray and Mr. Shore in the farce. The pantomime was Jack and the beanstalk, or, Mother Goose at ..."

6. Journeys Through Bookland by Charles H. Sylvester (1922)
"Jack and the beanstalk (Volume One, page 159) is a picture which will repay ... Does the beanstalk look natural? Does it look like the beanstalk which grows ..."

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