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See string bean.
(Plants) any bean plant, such as the French bean, having narrow green edible pods when unripe
the slender immature green pod of the kidney bean, eaten as a vegetable.
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|Noun||1.||green bean - immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable|
fresh bean - beans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried
string bean - green beans with strings that must be removed
English runner bean, runner bean, scarlet runner bean, scarlet runner - long bean pods usually sliced into half-inch lengths; a favorite in Britain
|2.||green bean - a common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods|
common bean, common bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
haricot - a French variety of green bean plant bearing light-colored beans