common bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common bean any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
    • n common bean the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
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Usage

In literature:

It is common to cut down cotton-trees as a nuisance, and cultivate beans, potatoes, and manioc sufficient only for their own consumption.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
If gathered at the proper time, when the seed is just perceptible, they are superior to any of the common beans.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Of all the vegetables commonly used for food, BEANS afford the greatest variety.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
A pound of pork is quite enough for a quart of beans, and that is a large dinner for a common family.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
The most common trouble that beans have is one called anthracnose.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Like the common wanderoo, this one was partial to fresh vegetables, plantains, and fruit; but he ate freely boiled rice, beans, and gram.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
Now, at La Trappe, dishes of beans were common; perhaps that was the secret of the ever young monastic voices.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Any of the common varieties will answer the purpose, though of course the larger the bean the more easily it can be observed.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
The most commonly cultivated leguminous crops are clover, beans, and peas.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The bean of the Sierra Oaxaca (common unwashed) is not large, nor is the appearance stylish.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
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In poetry:

Beans, and a common sort of Pease,
Of old did holy Daniel please;
The prophets' sons were likewise fed
On homely fare, and barley bread.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard

In news:

At first glance, lentils, black beans and seaweed might not appear to have much in common, but they are, in fact, among hottest ingredients in the natural salty snack category today.
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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In science:

An alternative parameterization for the isocurvature contribution that is common in the literature is given in terms of the variable αx , or α2 x (used e.g. by Beltran et al. (2004) and Bean et al. (2006)).
The isocurvature fraction after WMAP 3-year data
These UDs rarely have the regular “coffee bean” structure suggested by the simulations of Rempel et al. (2009b); instead, dark lanes are often asymmetrically positioned inside them, and multiple dark lanes are common, lending a segmented appearance to these UDs.
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
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