beanpole


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bean·pole

 (bēn′pōl′)
n.
1. A thin pole used to support bean vines.
2. Informal A very tall, thin person.

beanpole

(ˈbiːnˌpəʊl)
n
1. (Horticulture) a tall stick or pole used to support bean plants
2. slang a tall thin person

bean•pole

(ˈbinˌpoʊl)

n.
1. a tall pole for a bean plant to climb on.
2. Informal. a tall, lanky person.
[1790–1800]
Translations

beanpole

[ˈbiːnpəʊl] Nemparrado m
he's a real beanpole (fig) → está como un espárrago

beanpole

[ˈbiːnpəʊl] n (= tall thin person) → grande perche f bean sprouts nplgermes mpl de soja

beanpole

[ˈbiːnˌpəʊl] n (fam) → spilungone/a
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