from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The tender, edible seedlings of certain bean plants, especially those of the mung bean.
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- n. Plural form of bean sprout.
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At a news conference in Hamburg on Sunday, Reinhard Burger, president of the federal health ministry-funded Robert Koch Institute, said it is too early to say if the bean sprouts are responsible, but added that government authorities are tracking every possible clue.
“It had bean sprouts on it,” Esther Lee Johnson told me.
FRANKFURT—German officials said late Sunday that domestically grown bean sprouts may be the source of the Escherichia coli outbreak that has killed 22 people and sickened at least 1,600.
World-Wide German agricultural authorities said bean sprouts might have caused the Escherichia coli bacterial scare, saying a bean-sprout farm tested positive and deliveries had been tied to restaurants where diners suffered infections.
The first night I fell in with him, Bas led me off to a street stall for rajak cingur, which turned out to be cow snout and bean sprouts in muddy gravy.
I knew exotic Asian teas and the bean sprouts she grew on her windowsill were the most outrageous things she consumed.
In addition, one of the bean-sprout firm's employees had become ill with an E. coli infection, and the warm, damp conditions for growing bean sprouts are perfect for bacteria, officials said.
Mr. Burger added that bean sprouts are a niche market in Germany and that this one supplier sent produce to much of northern Germany, as well as the state of Hessen.