wax bean


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wax bean

n.
A variety of string bean having yellow pods. Also called regionally butter bean.

wax bean

n
(Plants) US any of certain string beans that have yellow waxy pods and are grown in the US

wax′ bean`


n.
1. a variety of string bean bearing yellowish, waxy pods.
2. the edible pod itself, used as a vegetable.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wax bean - a common bean plant grown for its edible golden pod
genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus - herbs of warm regions including most American beans
common bean, common bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
2.wax bean - snap beans with yellow podswax bean - snap beans with yellow pods    
fresh bean - beans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried
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I planted an unnamed variety of yellow wax bean in late July about two dozen seeds and by late summer the vines were so vigorous and fruitful I couldnt keep up with them in the kitchen.
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sea salt 1 pound green or wax beans In a medium saucepan, combine the water, vinegar, garlic cloves, herbs and salt, and bring to a boil.
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