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bean

bean

 
pronunciation:
bin
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
full of beans, spill the beans
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the edible seed or seed pod of several types of leguminous plants.
definition 2: any of various types of leguminous or bean-bearing plants.
definition 3: any other beanlike seed or object.
coffee beans
definition 4: (informal) one's head.
phrase: full of beans
phrase: spill the beans
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beaned, beaning, beans
definition: (informal) to strike on the head with an airborne object, esp. a baseball.
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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