Definition of wax bean in US English:

wax bean


  • A dwarf bean of a variety with yellow, stringless pods.

    • ‘Add the sous-vide bag and poach the wax beans until tender, about five minutes.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, the main lunch dishes were grilled steaks and broiled lobster, with seasoned wax beans and sautéed mushrooms with onions.’
    • ‘He grows tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, green peas, green and wax beans and squash.’
    • ‘We've been experimenting with yellow wax beans, purple dwarf beans, purple tee pee, golden tee pee and our best stringless runner beans, white lady.’
    • ‘It also came with those wax beans again, something that I was to tire of before the end of my journey.’
    • ‘In a sauté pan, add haricots vert, wax beans, potatoes and one teaspoon of the vinaigrette; sauté until warm, and season with salt and pepper to taste.’
    • ‘Tender, mild-flavored yellow wax beans bring premium prices at the market.’


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