Definition of beanstalk in English:



  • The stem of a bean plant, proverbially fast-growing and tall.

    • ‘Once stones are matched up something ‘good’ or ‘lucky’ happens, such as a beanstalk sprouting up to the clouds or a treasure chest appearing somewhere on the map.’
    • ‘Ally was talking about what would happen if giant beanstalks really existed.’
    • ‘Sets were well constructed and particularly effective were the scenes depicting the beanstalk growing - UV light and the shimmering silver of the sky at night, catching and reflecting the light around the hall.’
    • ‘This is the tree that Jack mistook for a beanstalk; once planted it never stops growing.’
    • ‘The classic English fairy tale is embellished with elegant visual sweeps of the beanstalk and the castle in the sky.’
    • ‘Several families were harvesting bright yellow oca (a sweet potato), and the shore was dotted with wigwam-shaped piles of dark green haba beanstalks drying in the blinding afternoon sun.’
    • ‘They grow faster than beanstalks and instinctively they will incline toward the light.’
    • ‘The riches he found at the top of the beanstalk are all frittered away and, faced with the prospect of becoming just another agricultural statistic, the terrified animals are forced to flee into the forest.’
    • ‘The mammoth tree, one of the tallest flowering plants alive, shoots up and up and up, disappearing into the sky like Jack's beanstalk.’
    • ‘I was told that if I planted these beans, a giant beanstalk would shoot up into the sky, as far as the human eye could see.’
    • ‘They won't grow into a mammoth beanstalk leading to a giant's castle and gold.’
    • ‘There had been a beanstalk there once, but that had been cut down, and over the years an oak tree had grown there instead.’
    • ‘Pesky little deer nibbling at our pea flowers last week and they also found their way to the beanstalks cutting the buds off!’
    • ‘The beanstalk that Jack planted grew really fast!’
    • ‘For Jack, it was a magic bean that helped his beanstalk grow.’
    • ‘It was all about what happened when Jack found a beanstalk in his garden that grew there from some magic beans.’
    • ‘A witness told The People, ‘He plunged from the beanstalk and on to the stage with a huge thump.’’
    • ‘Most months there is lima bean hay, which with its mature beans and full beanstalks resembles the goats' fibrous wild diet.’
    • ‘A curious handsome hero, a giant, a wacky wizard, some magic beans and a massive beanstalk are all part and parcel of this panto in Cork.’
    • ‘To make a growth promoter, find a beanstalk growing like mad, clip the leaves at the top of vine (where all the growth is happening) and make a brew of the resident microbes.’