Meaning of “bean” in the English Dictionary

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"bean" in British English

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beannoun [ C ]

uk /biːn/ us /biːn/

A1 a seed, or the pod containing seeds, of various climbing plants, eaten as a vegetable:

green beans
kidney beans
baked beans
Coffee beans are the bean-like seeds of the coffee tree.

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(Definition of “bean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bean" in American English

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beannoun [ C ]

us /bin/

a seed, or the pod (= seed container) of various plants, eaten as a vegetable:

string beans

(Definition of “bean” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)