Definitions of bean

  1. any of various seeds or fruits suggestive of beans Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. hit on the head, esp. with a pitched baseball Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The smooth, kidney-shaped seed of many plants; the plant itself; the popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits resembling true beans. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 1. The flattened seed, contained in a pod, of various leguminous plants, of the genera Vicia and Phaseolus. 2. A hard, rounded or oval body resembling a bean in shape. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. The name of several kinds of pulse and their seeds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. The name given to various seeds that grow in pods; a plant that bears beans. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The oval edible seed of certain plants; a plant that bears beans. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A name given to several kinds of pulse, or leguminous seeds, and the plants producing them. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A man studious of fashion in dress; a suitor to a lady. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A longish round or flattish-round vegetable contained in a pod : bean-trefoil, bean-tressel, bean-caper, plants : bean-fly, a fly of a pale purple colour found on bean-flowers : bean-goose, a migratory bird visiting England. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. b[=e]n, n. the name of several kinds of leguminous plants and their seeds: applied also to the seeds of some other plants, from their bean-like form, as the Calabar bean, &c.--ns. BEAN'-FEAST, an annual dinner given by employers to their hands, perhaps from there having been served on such occasions beans or a BEAN'-GOOSE, a species of goose said to be so called from its fondness for devouring new-sown beans; BEAN'-KING, the king of the festivities on Twelfth Night, chosen on his finding a bean hidden in the Twelfth Cake. [A.S. béan; Ger. bohne, W. ffäen; L. faba.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. (Kinds of leguminous plants bearing) smooth kidney-shaped seed in long pods; similar seed of other plants, as coffee; full of bb., b.-fed, in high spirits. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. give person bb. (slang), give it him hot, give him a bad time. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The common name for the genus Faba, its fruit (pod), and the seed of the fruit; also applied generically to any seed resembling that of Faba. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. n. [Anglo-Saxon,Greek] A well-known, leguminous plant, and it's seed, of many varieties. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The common garden bean; the horse bean. Complete Dictionary

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