Definition of French bean in English:

French bean

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noun

British
  • 1A tropical American bean plant of which many varieties are commercially cultivated.
    • Phaseolus vulgaris, family Leguminosae: many varieties, including the haricot bean and the kidney bean
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    • That goes for his broad beans, his French beans, his runner beans, his leeks and his lettuces.
    • My plan for this year's vegetable plot is therefore rather limited, involving lots of legumes - broad beans, runner beans, French beans and climbing French beans.
    • In addition to French beans and runner beans, Turner grows a number of Heritage varieties, ideal in an organic garden as they are more resistant to pests than modern beans.
  • 1.1The seed of the French bean plant used as food.
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    • All main courses are served with vegetables, which included French beans and carrots, all expertly handled.
    • I have spent a busy summer making jam, cutting up runner beans and French beans for the freezer.
    • Unfortunately the same could not be said of Jayne's dish - vegetable pancake, filled with spinach, leeks and cream cheese and served with new potatoes, French beans and salad.

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