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  • n  any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
  • n  any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
  • n  any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
  • n  informal terms for a human head
  • v  hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball

  • Curved backs and reclining loungers ("sofas that just happen to have beans in them") plus 283 L of polystyrene microbeads make for a blissful way to enjoy a chilled latte .
  • Rarely has the discerning palate been assailed by a less pretentious offering: a raw string bean, pickled in vinegar and dill.
  • With an aerodynamic museum and a department store shaped like a spangled bean, Future Systems has put curves back on architecture's cutting edge.
News & Articles

  • Vodafone Smart Mini is a £50 Jelly Bean Phone
    Vodafone says its own brand Smart Mini is the cheapest Jelly Bean in town.
    June 15, 2013 - Tom's Hardware
  • Lost Bean now one-stop shop for coffee, cabernet
    The Lost Bean coffee shop on Newport Avenue has recently taken new root -- as a wine bar. Now you can get your caffeine fix in the morning then come back in the evening to unwind with a fine cabernet. Finally, a one-stop shop for socially permissible...
    June 12, 2013 - Tustin News
  • Frances Bean Cobain: I'm Taking a Twitter Hiatus
    Frances Bean Cobain has had enough of Twitter, for now. Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter posted a message to fans saying that she's taking some time off from the social...
    June 11, 2013 - E! Online

  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    You did not enter this profession to be bean-counters and paper-pushers,Obama said to a standing ovation at the conference in Chicago, Illinois. "You entered this profession to be healers, and that's what our health care system should let...
  • Jim Doyle in International Herald Tribune
    In our moments of greatest peril, our lives depend on the courageous work of Med Flight personnel,Gov. Jim Doyle said in a statement. "Dr. Darren Bean, Mark Coyne and Steve Lipperer dedicated themselves to rescuing people who faced the...

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