Definition of Green bean

1. Noun. Immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable.

2. Noun. A common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods.
Group relationships: Genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus
Generic synonyms: Common Bean, Common Bean Plant, Phaseolus Vulgaris
Specialized synonyms: Haricot

Definition of Green bean

1. Noun. The immature pods of any kind of bean plant, eaten as a vegetable. ¹

2. Noun. The immature pods of numerous varieties of the common bean, ''Phaseolus vulgaris''. ¹

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Literary usage of Green bean

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

1. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"... A Green-bean Pudding. Boil and blanch old beans, beat them in a mortar, with very little pepper and salt, some cream, and the yolk of an egg. ..."

2. All about Coffee by William Harrison Ukers (1922)
"Also, the structure of the roasted bean renders it more readily penetrable by solvents than does that of the green bean. However, the great objection to ..."

3. An Outline of Physical Education for Primary and Grammar Schools, Junior by Ernst Hermann (1917)
"Games with Bean Bags, Rope Quoits, and Indoor Baseballs A. Assuming that at the start one red and one green bean bag are on each of the front desks. ..."

4. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Significantly increased masses of shoot and roots, numbers of pods and seeds, and mass of seeds in green bean plants (Sandhu and Gupta, 1989). ..."

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