Definition of bush bean in English:

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bush bean

Entry from US English dictionary


1A variety of bean plant whose bushy growth requires no support. Compare with pole bean.
Example sentences
  • Although a bush bean cultivar was used, the plants in the high-density stand adopted a climbing growth habit.
  • Choose pole beans over bush beans, and trellis them along the back of a container.
  • You can grow them in smaller gardens using a more intensive method of planting them in 4 x 4 foot squares, as you would bush beans.
1.1The edible pod from the bush bean.
Example sentences
  • Beans grow as a bush (bush bean) or as a vine (pole bean) that needs support.
  • However, he says regular picking encourages fruiting in cucumbers and other vegetables, such as broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, bush beans, eggplants and squash.
  • Fresh pole beans and bush beans can be stored, unwashed in plastic bags in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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