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string bean Syllabification: string bean
Pronunciation: /ˈstriNG ˈˌbēn/

Definition of string bean in English:


1Any of various beans eaten in their fibrous pods, such as scarlet runners.
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.
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.
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