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bean

bean

 
 
pronunciation:
bin
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
full of beans, spill the beans
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the seed or seed pod of certain plants. Many kinds of beans are eaten as a vegetable.
definition 2: any plant which grows beans.
The farmer planted a large crop of soy beans.
definition 3: anything that is like a bean.
She loves jelly beans.
phrase: full of beans
phrase: spill the beans
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: beaned, beaning, beans
definition: To hit on the head with a ball or other thrown object.
The pitcher beaned the batter by accident.
derivation: beanlike (adj.)
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The phrase full of beans was first used in the 1800s. Racehorses were fed beans to make them more lively.
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