Crossword clues for bean
- French ___ (a legume)
- String or wax follower
- Soy or Roy
- Orson or Andy
- Kind of bag or ball
- Clothing retailer L.L.
- Orson or lima
- Lima or string follower
- Astronaut Alan
- Lima or kidney
- One of the astronauts
- Chili bit
- String follower
- Lima or Orson
- Source of protein
- Chili ingredient
- Kind of ball or bag
- Coffee seed
- "___ Town" (Boston)
- Kind of bag or stalk
- Kind of pole
- Kind of pole or stalk
- Golfer Andy
- Sieva, e.g.
- Judge Roy
- Lima, for one
- Lima, e.g.
- Vanilla, e.g.
- Word with ball or bag
- Protein source
- Succotash tidbit
- See 103-Across
- One with notions
- Think box
- Gray matter
- Vanilla ___
- Salad morsel
- Hit on the noggin
- Think piece?
- Hit on the head
- Ingredient in some chili and burritos
- Any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae
- Any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
- Informal terms for a human head
- Kind of bag or pole
- Noodle or noggin
- Bash on the noggin
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bean \Bean\ (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw. b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.]
(Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis; black Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, Dolichos Lablab; the common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris; the lower bush bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus; Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus; Spanish bean and scarlet runner, Phaseolus multiflorus; Windsor bean, the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris. [1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed with vegetables.
The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans. Bean aphis (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse ( Aphis fab[ae]) which infests the bean plant. Bean fly (Zo["o]l.), a fly found on bean flowers. Bean goose (Zo["o]l.), a species of goose ( Anser segetum). Bean weevil (Zo["o]l.), a small weevil that in the larval state destroys beans. The American species is Bruchus fab[ae]. Florida bean (Bot.), the seed of Mucuna urens, a West Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments. Ignatius bean, or St. Ignatius's bean (Bot.), a species of Strychnos. Navy bean, the common dried white bean of commerce; probably so called because an important article of food in the navy. Pea bean, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the edible white bean; -- so called from its size. Sacred bean. See under Sacred. Screw bean. See under Screw. Sea bean.
Same as Florida bean.
A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.
Tonquin bean, or Tonka bean, the fragrant seed of Dipteryx odorata, a leguminous tree.
Vanilla bean. See under Vanilla.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bean "bean, pea, legume," from Proto-Germanic *bauno (cognates: Old Norse baun, Middle Dutch bone, Dutch boon, Old High German bona, German Bohne), and related to Latin faba "bean;" Greek phakos "lentil;" Albanian bathë "horse-bean;" Old Prussian babo, Russian bob "bean," but the original form is obscure; perhaps from a PIE reduplicated base *bha-bha- \n
\nAs a metaphor for "something of small value" it is attested from c.1300. Meaning "head" is U.S. baseball slang c.1905 (in bean-ball "a pitch thrown at the head"); thus slang verb bean meaning "to hit on the head," attested from 1910.\n
\nThe notion of lucky or magic beans in English folklore is from the exotic beans or large seeds that wash up occasionally in Cornwall and western Scotland, carried from the Caribbean or South America by the Gulf Stream. They were cherished, believed to ward off the evil eye and aid in childbirth.\n
\nSlang bean-counter "accountant" recorded by 1971. To not know beans (American English, 1933) is perhaps from the "of little worth" sense, but may have a connection to colloquial expression recorded around Somerset, to know how many beans make five "be a clever fellow."
v. hit on the head, esp. with a pitched baseball
A bean is a large seed of several plants in the family Fabaceae, including the seed of the common bean. The word may refer to:
- Bean (name), a surname, forename and nickname
Bean (also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Bean: The Movie) is a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. Bean. It stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role and Peter MacNicol. It was directed by Mel Smith. The film used many of the ideas and skits from the original television series.
BEAN, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, United States, encourages volunteerism for young professionals and benefits local and international charitable organizations. BEAN was founded in 2002 by Howard Wu. BEAN currently has chapters in Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul.
Bean is a word processor for Mac OS X. It is no longer being developed, however it is still available for download. Originally free and open source software Bean became closed source at version 3. However, the Bean executable is still distributed free of charge. According to its author, James Hoover, Bean is not meant to replace Microsoft Word, but to be a lean word processor that is beautiful and user friendly. Many of Bean's operations are carried out by the underlying Cocoa framework of Mac OS X. The name Bean is a play on Cocoa and Java, two popular programming frameworks.
After the release of Bean 3.2.2 in November 2012, Hoover announced that "active development of Bean will cease. Bean will remain available for download at the bean-osx.com website. It may even be updated as necessary to keep the app running on future versions of OS X. Also, I'll try to continue technical support at the usual email address." Since this announcement, Hoover has provided three further updates or fixes for Bean, reaching version number 3.2.5 by March 2013.
Usage examples of "bean".
Blood, jiz, afterbirth, a human heart maybe, and she was scraping it off that board as if it were dried bean paste.
Indeed, based on its public agenda, The American Society of Newspaper Editors might think about changing its name to the American Society of Racial Bean Counters.
Since they were keeping the allas secret, Yoke had to talk all around everything to avoid spilling the beans.
In a similar fashion, amylase inhibitors in raw red kidney beans and navy beans make their carbohydrate content unusable.
The bhinjanies all sold chickens, rice, flour, beans and, best of all, the throat-burning skins of arrack which could make a man drunk even faster than rum.
The supper was a stew of beans, rice and salt beef, and it was at the end of the small meal, when they were sharing a canteen of arrack, that Sergeant Hakeswill appeared.
Top with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onions, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and tofu.
The beans, massive, mottled spheres a little larger than his fist, were stored in open boxes, protected by their hard rinds, but they, too, showed both an abundance of ascorbic acid and a complete absence of anything that might block its uptake.
Ban Sar Din said, wondering what would happen if she got picked up for murder alone, without another member of the ashram around to kill her before she could spill the beans to the police.
Have carrots cut in small cubes or straws, turnips and beet root the same, green string beans cut in small pieces, asparagus and peas, all cooked separately until tender.
Set a row of sliced gherkins near the top, and fill in the space to the top with string beans or asparagus tips.
He began with chowder, proceeded to braised atman haunch sided with rubelo, sugar-grass, thet eyes, and Lima beans, and ended with a large slice of cheesecake.
This meal was fresh fish, beans and onions, bread, oil, and watered wine, but when he tried to leave a big portion for Aumery, his squadron mates frowned and finger-signed their displeasure.
The cafe still serves breakfast all day, but the quiche on the menu is as likely to contain porta bello mushrooms as cheddar cheese, the bread is homemade, thick, and filled with goodies like wheat germ and nuts, and the lunch sandwiches are served on baguettes with avocado slices and bean sprouts.
You show up in a beaner truck loaded with bullet holes and you might just disappear.