French bean


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French bean

n
1. (Plants) a small twining bushy or annual bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris, with white or lilac flowers and slender green edible pods
2. (Plants) the pod of this plant. See also haricot
Also called: dwarf bean or kidney bean
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Noun1.French bean - very small and slender green bean
green bean - immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable
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French bean

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References in classic literature ?
FIRST he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes;
Wery good little dinner, sir, they can get ready in half an hour--pair of fowls, sir, and a weal cutlet; French beans, 'taturs, tart, and tidiness.
At Farnham he stopped to view the Bishop's Castle and to partake of a light dinner of stewed eels, veal cutlets, and French beans, with a bottle of claret.
The French bean is a half-hardy annual so it is only after the fear of overnight frost has gone that it can thrive outdoors.
French bean is an important non-traditional grain legume grown during rabi season for its tender green pods with high protein, carbohydrate, mineral, calcium and iron content.
Moreover, Turkish and French bean varieties found no demand at international markets.
A dimeric 64-kDa hemagglutinin was isolated with a high yield from dried Phaseolus vulgaris cultivar "French bean number 35" seeds using a chromatographic protocol that involved Blue-Sepharose, Q-Sepharose, and Superdex 75.
Triple tail with grilled Mediterranean vegetables and lemon oregano aioli Southwestern rub New York sirloin strip Sterling salmon over French bean salad with candied garlic and balsamic glaze
There are all sorts of green beans, including a prolific white-flowered runner bean - 'White Apollo' - and a very fine dwarf French bean called 'Eclarel'.
If I didn't know better I would have thought there could have been a little of the flat-podded French Bean blood in this variety because of the way they hang in bunches.