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.
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beanpole

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

(ˈbinˌpoʊl)

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

beanpole

[ˈbiːnpəʊl] Nemparrado m
he's a real beanpole (fig) → está como un espárrago
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

beanpole

[ˈbiːnpəʊl] n (= tall thin person) → grande perche f bean sprouts nplgermes mpl de soja
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

beanpole

[ˈbiːnˌpəʊl] n (fam) → spilungone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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