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1 bean /ˈbiːn/ noun
plural beans
1 bean
/ˈbiːn/
noun
plural beans
Learner's definition of BEAN
[count]
: a seed that is eaten as a vegetable and that comes from any one of many different kinds of climbing plants
: a part of a plant that contains very young seeds and that is eaten as a vegetable see also green bean, pole bean, snap bean, string bean, wax bean
: a plant that produces beans
: a seed that looks like a bean but that does not come from a climbing plant see also jelly bean, jumping bean

a hill of beans

see hill

full of beans

informal
: full of energy and life
US : not correct or truthful : full of nonsense

not know beans about

US, informal
: to not know anything about (something)

spill the beans

informal
: to reveal secret information
2 bean /ˈbiːn/ verb
beans; beaned; beaning
2 bean
/ˈbiːn/
verb
beans; beaned; beaning
Learner's definition of BEAN
[+ object] informal
: to hit (someone) on the head with something
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