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bean British & World English

An edible seed, typically kidney-shaped, growing in long pods on certain leguminous plants

Bean, Roy British & World English

(Circa 1825–1903), US frontiersman; known as Judge Roy Bean. In 1882, he named himself justice of the peace in Val Verde County, Texas, where he held court in his saloon, the Jersey Lilly, so-named for actress Lillie Langtry

old bean British & World English

A friendly form of address to a man

bean curd British & World English

Another term for tofu.

bush bean British & World English

A variety of bean plant whose bushy growth requires no support

fava bean British & World English

North American term for broad bean.

jack bean British & World English

A tropical American climbing plant of the pea family, which yields an edible bean and pod and is widely grown for fodder in tropical countries

lima bean British & World English

An edible flat whitish bean

navy bean British & World English

North American term for haricot.

pea bean British & World English

A variety of kidney bean with small rounded seeds

pole bean British & World English

A climbing bean

snap bean British & World English

A bean of a variety grown for its edible pods

tick bean British & World English

A field bean of a variety with small rounded seeds, used for feeding to pigeons

wax bean British & World English

Another term for waxpod.

yam bean British & World English

A Central American climbing plant of the pea family, which has been cultivated for its edible tubers (jicama) since pre-Columbian times

bean goose British & World English

A grey goose with orange-yellow bill and legs, breeding in the arctic tundra of Lapland and Siberia and overwintering in parts of Europe and Asia

black bean British & World English

Either of two cultivated varieties of bean plant having small black seeds:

broad bean British & World English

A large flat edible green bean which is usually eaten without the pod

butter bean British & World English

A lima bean, especially one of a variety with large flat white seeds

castor bean British & World English

The seed of the castor oil plant, which contains a number of poisonous compounds, especially ricin, as well as castor oil

coffee bean British & World English

A bean-like seed of the coffee shrub

field bean British & World English

A bean plant closely related to the broad bean but with smaller seeds, grown to improve soil fertility and for stockfeed

French bean British & World English

A tropical American bean plant of which many varieties are commercially cultivated

green bean British & World English

The immature pod of any of various bean plants, eaten as a vegetable

jelly bean British & World English

A bean-shaped sweet with a jelly-like centre and a firm sugar coating

kidney bean British & World English

A kidney-shaped bean, especially a dark red one from a dwarf French bean plant

lucky bean British & World English

A plant of the pea family which produces poisonous shiny scarlet beans with a black eye, sometimes used as amulets

pinto bean British & World English

A medium-sized speckled variety of kidney bean

runner bean British & World English

A Central American bean plant with scarlet flowers and very long flat edible pods

string bean British & World English

Any of various beans eaten in their fibrous pods, especially runner beans or French beans

sugar bean British & World English

A French bean of a reddish mottled variety widely eaten in South Africa

tepary bean British & World English

A bean plant native to the south-western US, cultivated in Mexico and Arizona for its drought-resistant qualities

tonka bean British & World English

The black seed of a South American tree, which has a vanilla-like fragrance. The dried beans are cured in rum or other alcohol and then used in perfumery and for scenting and flavouring tobacco, ice cream, and other products

winged bean British & World English

A tropical Asian pea plant which has four-sided pods with longitudinal flanges. The entire pod and the roots are edible

bean counter British & World English

A person, typically an accountant or bureaucrat, perceived as placing excessive emphasis on controlling expenditure and budgets

bean sprouts British & World English

The sprouting seeds of certain beans, especially mung beans, used chiefly in oriental cookery

borlotti bean British & World English

A type of kidney bean with a pink speckled skin that turns brown when cooked

Calabar bean British & World English

The poisonous seed of a tropical West African climbing plant, containing physostigmine and formerly used for tribal ordeals

cluster bean British & World English

Another term for guar.

hyacinth bean British & World English

A tropical Asian plant of the pea family, widely grown as an ornamental or for its edible seeds and pods and as a fodder crop

jumping bean British & World English

A plant seed that jumps as a result of the movement of a moth larva which is developing inside it

mesquite bean British & World English

An edible pod from the mesquite, used especially to produce flour or as animal fodder

black-eyed bean British & World English

A creamy-white edible bean which has a black mark at the point where it was attached to the pod

cannellini bean British & World English

A kidney-shaped bean of a medium-sized creamy-white variety


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