a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter.
- Bean beetle
Mexican bean beetle.
- Bean caper
a small tree, Zygophyllum fabago, of eastern Mediterranean regions, having flower buds that are used as a substitute for capers. noun a shrub, Zygophyllum fabago, of E Mediterranean regions, whose flower buds are eaten as a substitute for capers: family Zygophyllaceae
- Bean counter
bean counter noun phrase A statistician or arithmetical clerk in government or business; an accountant; gnome, number cruncher: Even in Britain, the bean counters couldn’t tolerate a negative cash flow forever/ The bean counters always spoil our fun [1970s+; In the mid-1800s a popular comedian called Mose the Bowery Boy ordered pork and beans: ”Say, […]
- Bean curd
tofu. a soft, bland, white cheeselike food, high in protein content, made from curdled soybean milk: used originally in Oriental cookery but now in a wide variety of soups and other dishes. noun another name for tofu noun unfermented soya-bean curd, a food with a soft cheeselike consistency made from soya-bean milk n. soy bean […]