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Definition 1: informal terms for a human head - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for bean in the sense of this definition

(bean is a kind of ...) the head of a human being

Definition 2: any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for bean in the sense of this definition

(bean is a kind of ...) the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)

(... is a kind of bean ) Old World tropical bean

(... is a kind of bean ) seed of the mung bean plant used for food

(... is a kind of bean ) any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried

(... is a kind of bean ) the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)

(... is part of bean) any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods

Definition 3: any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bean in the sense of this definition

(bean is a kind of ...) an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae

(... is a kind of bean ) a bean plant whose bushy growth needs no supports

(... is a kind of bean ) a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis

(... is a kind of bean ) a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod

(bean is a part of ...) any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food

(... is a member of bean) a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae

Definition 4: any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans - [noun denoting plant]

(bean is a kind of ...) a small hard fruit

(... is a kind of bean ) fragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla

(... is a kind of bean ) mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeing

(... is a kind of bean ) dark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft

(... is a kind of bean ) twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin

(... is a kind of bean ) long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute

(... is a kind of bean ) a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food

(... is a kind of bean ) seed of the broad-bean plant

(... is a kind of bean ) seed of the mung bean plant; used for food

Definition 5: hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball - [verb of contact]

(bean is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

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