Meaning of “bean” - Learner’s Dictionary

bean

noun [ C ] uk us /biːn/
SEED

A2 a seed of some climbing plants, that is used as food:

soya beans
VEGETABLE

A2 a part of some climbing plants that contains the seeds and is eaten as a vegetable:

green beans
COFFEE/CHOCOLATE

a plant seed used to make coffee and chocolate:

coffee beans
→ See also baked beans , runner bean

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