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noun as in small hard pellet

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Once they discovered the ideal host plant, a kind of native bean, the villagers started planting it among their crops and along local pathways.

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It’s very weeknight-friendly, since the stew uses canned beans and comes together quickly — although you could certainly rely on dried beans that you cook yourself.

He ate a lot of rice and beans to ensure that he left me with an inheritance he thought would keep me safe in a world without him.

Winter’s produce is less than inspiring, you’ve done all the things one can do to a bean, and while the digital cook-o-sphere is loaded with ideas, there are just too many of them.

From Eater

The beans should be creamy and crush easily between two fingers.

A French green bean salad with warm goat cheese reminds Ina Garten of having lunch in Paris.

Also making appearances in the early Garfield specials are the original Bilbo Baggins, Orson Bean, and a pre-Cheers George Wendt.

This has occurred with bean bag chairs, children's sweaters, and the Coco The Monkey Teething Toy.

Bean is to dying onscreen what Kevin Bacon is to being connected with every other actor.

Spending time with Bean is somewhat disconcerting after seeing him play so many somber, doomed roles.

Once even a blue bean (a bullet) made sad work with my head, and my fist has got a deuce of a smashing.

Brazilian bean; the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, indigenous to America.

Called "Brazilian bean," because it resembled a bean then known in France by that name.

They are coffee-bean-shaped cocci which lie in pairs with their flat surfaces together (Fig. 116).

At daylight he opened another can of beans and made himself two thick bean sandwiches, and walked on while he ate them slowly.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bean, such as: berry, grain, kernel, nugget, and seed.

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