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Bean may refer to:

  • Any member of the fabaceae family:
    • Broad Bean (Vicia faba) - The fruit is a broad leathery pod, green maturing to blackish-brown, with a densely downy surface
    • French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ) - The fruit are long and stringless and the plants grow in dwarf or climbing varieties
    • Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) - The pods are long, thin when young and stringy when mature, the seeds can be used fresh or as dried beans once matured.