a small tree, Zygophyllum fabago, of eastern Mediterranean regions, having flower buds that are used as a substitute for capers.
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 […]
- Beam lights
(in a theater or other auditorium) spotlights affixed to the ceiling of a stage setting, as distinguished from footlights, border lights, etc.
a tall pole for a bean plant to climb on. Informal. a tall, lanky person. Contemporary Examples But before we got to that, I turned to my oldest son Mickey, our 5-foot-10 beanpole. Christmas With My Son With Autism Caren Zucker December 22, 2010 She was a beanpole growing up, before gaining 30 pounds after […]