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English definition of “bean”

bean

noun [C]
 
 
/biːn/
SEED A2 a seed of some climbing plants, that is used as food: soya beansFruits and seeds and their partsBeans and pulses
VEGETABLE A2 a part of some climbing plants that contains the seeds and is eaten as a vegetable: green beansFruits and seeds and their parts
COFFEE/CHOCOLATE a plant seed used to make coffee and chocolate: coffee beans → See also baked beans, runner beanFruits and seeds and their partsBeans and pulses
(Definition of bean from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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