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wax bean

Syllabification: wax bean

Definition of wax bean in English:

noun

A dwarf bean of a variety with yellow, stringless pods.
Example sentences
  • We've been experimenting with yellow wax beans, purple dwarf beans, purple tee pee, golden tee pee and our best stringless runner beans, white lady.
  • Tender, mild-flavored yellow wax beans bring premium prices at the market.
  • In a sauté pan, add haricots vert, wax beans, potatoes and one teaspoon of the vinaigrette; sauté until warm, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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