Definition of string bean in English:

string bean

Line breaks: string bean

noun

1Any of various beans eaten in their fibrous pods, especially runner beans or French beans.
More example sentences
  • There are string beans (snap beans), green beans, purple beans and yellow beans.
  • When it states that a Liégeoise salad is bacon, string beans, onions, and red bliss potatoes, that's it.
  • Zinc is also abundant in spinach, parsley, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, string beans and prunes.
2 informal A tall, thin person.
More example sentences
  • Alexis Rios, a string bean if there ever was one, struck out swinging against Jarrod Washburn to end the inning.
  • I had a string bean body that hardly looked toned.
  • I am not jealous of that geeky little string bean.

Definition of string bean in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence