snap bean

(redirected from Snap beans)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Snap beans: haricot vert, French beans, String beans, haricots

snap bean

snap bean

n
1. (Plants) any of various bean plants that are cultivated in the US for their crisp edible unripe pods
2. (Cookery) the pod of such a plant
[C19: so called because the pods are broken into pieces for eating]

snap′ bean`


n.
a crisp bean pod, as a green bean or a wax bean.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snap bean - tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
green bean - immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable
References in periodicals archive ?
Projects sanctioned for funding include several designed to fight pests and disease in avocados, snap beans, tomatoes and blueberries.
Pod Squad' snap beans were planted in field plots at the University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC), Homestead, Florida.
Moving on: I was listening to the farmers' report on the radio one morning, and the talking head was mentioning how popular purple snap beans were becoming.
Bush-type snap beans bear their crops earlier, but pole types are more productive.
Conducted by Kapica and Wendy Weiss, MA, RD, the market-basket study involved buying, preparing and analyzing canned, fresh, frozen and dried (where available) [1] corn, green snap beans, mushrooms, peas, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes, pears, peaches, pinto beans and tuna fish.
Snap beans are among the most profitable crops that can be grown in the small garden, being generally quite productive at one or more seasons of the year.
Wintermantel and colleagues identified several local weeds and important alternate crops, such as alfalfa, lettuce, and snap beans, as hosts of CYSDV.
LANCASTER - Sun-kissed peaches from Clearview Farm, crunchy cukes from Applefield Farm, fresh-picked summer squash, snap beans and sugar peas can all be had at the grand reopening of the farmers market at Lancaster's Bolton Fairgrounds on Route 117 Thursday.
The Cedergreen plant will handle a limited amount of peas, corn, string and snap beans, raspberries, strawberries and peaches.
Conversely, weather conditions were less conducive to tomatoes, snap beans and green peas, which all recorded reduced yields in 2005.
Cowpeas will remind you of snap beans or string beans, depending on the variety, although their colors are highly varied, including red, purple, black, gray, tan and white.