Definition of bush bean in US English:

bush bean


  • 1A variety of bean plant whose bushy growth requires no support.

    Compare with pole bean
    • ‘You can grow them in smaller gardens using a more intensive method of planting them in 4 x 4 foot squares, as you would bush beans.’
    • ‘Set smaller vegetable crops, such as bush beans, on both sides of a single drip line.’
    • ‘Choose pole beans over bush beans, and trellis them along the back of a container.’
    • ‘It's not too late to plant more bush beans, summer squash, melons, peppers, eggplants, marigolds, zinnias, gomphrena, rudbeckia, coleus and caladiums.’
    • ‘Although a bush bean cultivar was used, the plants in the high-density stand adopted a climbing growth habit.’
    1. 1.1 The edible pod from the bush bean.
      • ‘Fresh pole beans and bush beans can be stored, unwashed in plastic bags in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator for up to 3 days.’
      • ‘However, he says regular picking encourages fruiting in cucumbers and other vegetables, such as broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, bush beans, eggplants and squash.’
      • ‘These used to be called string beans, but the string has been bred out of most varieties.’
      • ‘Green bush beans were formerly called "string beans" because fiber developed along the seams of the pods.’
      • ‘Beans grow as a bush (bush bean) or as a vine (pole bean) that needs support.’