pole bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pole bean a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pole bean (Bot) any kind of bean which is customarily trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.
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Usage

In literature:

The other is a small bean and may be grown without poles.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
We niver tuk to them long sticks; 'bout as much use as bean-poles.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Did ye ever think o' what a heap o' wisdom there is in a poor old bean-pole?
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
POLE OR RUNNING BEANS.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Mother divined it was pole beans that he had seen growing and she got him some and he went away satisfied.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Pick some flat beans too, there's a mess still hanging on the poles.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Why, from a bean pole!
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Perhaps it is through this family affinity that he is able to climb my bean poles.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
It'll be all the more stunning because I'm such a bean-pole.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
Ellis told me that he ran up like a bean pole, the way I did, and just as thin.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
Wait a minute; I do remember going over a bean-pole just before you fainted.
"Harper's Round Table, October 8, 1895" by Various
He is as tall as a Virginia bean-pole.
"Little Oskaloo" by Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh
Opposite, were some tall poles, entwined with the blue blossomed bean-plant.
"Ekkehard. Vol. II (of II)." by Joseph Victor Scheffel
As for writin with it on me, why I can't any more do it than a shad can climb a bean-pole.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia" by Seba Smith
The long rows of irregular bean-poles opened mysterious, attractive paths to her imagination.
"Only a Girl:" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
A solum female, lookin sumwhat like a last year's bean-pole stuck into a long meal bag, cum in and axed me was I a thurst and did I hunger?
"Why Lincoln Laughed" by Russell Herman Conwell
I have for sale half a ton of feathers, which would make capital bean poles, a side of tanned Rooster hide, and two Shanghae hams.
"Doesticks, What He Says" by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
I don't know but I'd sooner fit a bolster than a bean-pole.
"Mrs. Tree's Will" by Laura E. Richards
How tall you have grown, Grazia; you look like a bean-pole.
"After the Divorce" by Grazia Deledda
The stalks were like bean poles, and the ears big in proportion.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
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In news:

The Macintosh 's signature dish is the succulent Grilled Deckle served with seasonal veggies like Pole beans, Mepkin Abbey oyster mushrooms, and fingerling potatoes.
Pole bean need to be staked.
I like picking pole bean s because I don't like the bending over that bush beans require.
Last summer all my pole bean vines wound clockwise around the poles.
Most pole beans in fact grow counterclockwise around the pole.
Diane Small, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two decades, shows me the nearby community gardens where she grows tomatoes, collard greens and pole beans.
Hyper Red Rumple lettuce, Selma-Zebra pole beans, Cha-Cha kabocha winter squash.
Snap beans, also known as string beans, are one of the first vegetables harvested from spring gardens and are available as bush or pole varieties.
Pole beans are one common vegetable that produce long vines, but using long dowel rods and bungee cord, you can keep those plants from taking up too much ground space.
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