from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shrubby variety of the snap bean.
  • n. Any bean plant with an upright, bushy growth not requiring an artificial support.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of bean which is low and requires no support (Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus). See Bean, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American name for beans that do not climb, or dwarf beans; the usual form of string-beans and wax-beans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bean plant whose bushy growth needs no supports


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