wax bean

wax bean
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waks been]
    • /wæks bin/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waks been]
    • /wæks bin/

Definitions of wax bean words

  • noun wax bean a variety of string bean bearing yellowish, waxy pods. 1
  • noun wax bean the pod of this plant, used for food. 1
  • noun wax bean any of certain string beans that have yellow waxy pods and are grown in the US 0
  • noun wax bean a variety of kidney bean with long, narrow, yellow pods 0
  • noun wax bean the edible immature seed pod of this 0
  • noun wax bean Any of several forms of string bean having a yellow or other coloured pod; the butter bean. 0

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Origin of wax bean

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Wax bean


wax bean popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wax bean usage trend in Literature

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