any of several trees bearing pods resembling those of a bean, as the catalpa and the carob tree.
the laburnum, Laburnum anagyroides.
It is often called “The bean tree” because its fruit is like a long bean in form.
Woodcraft Alan Douglas
any of various trees having beanlike pods, such as the catalpa and carob
- Bean weevil
a seed beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus, the larvae of which live in and feed on growing or stored beans. Historical Examples Your so-called American pea-bug is nothing more than the pea and bean weevil. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, May 25, 1895 Various
bean-counting modifier Having to do with ureaucrati statistics and calculations: We have our bean-counting ways; they have their bean-counting ways/ This bean-counting approach is an easy way to score debating points
(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees. a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided. Historical Examples Yes, said Pryce, grimly, your people seem to have left you out of this bean-feast. The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain It had been an old-established custom at the school […]
bean-eater noun A resident of Boston (1800+) A person of Hispanic background, esp a Chicano; bean (1920+) Historical Examples By this means the great man, still despised as a Boston bean-eater, was able to bring his adversary to ruin. American Sketches Charles Whibley