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 for Bean goose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bean \Bean\ (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D.
     boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw.
     b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.]
     1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous
        herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and
        Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
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     Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still
           doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and
           China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis; black
           Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, Dolichos Lablab; the
           common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and
           pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris; the
           lower bush bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus;
           Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus; Spanish bean and
           scarlet runner, Phaseolus multiflorus; Windsor bean,
           the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris.
           [1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed
           with vegetables.
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     2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more
        or less resembling true beans.
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     Bean+aphis+(Zool.),+a+plant+louse+({Aphis+fab[ae]">Bean aphis (Zool.), a plant louse ({Aphis fab[ae]) which
        infests the bean plant.
  
     Bean fly (Zool.), a fly found on bean flowers.
  
     Bean+goose+(Zool.),+a+species+of+goose+({Anser+segetum">Bean goose (Zool.), a species of goose ({Anser segetum).
        
  
     Bean weevil (Zool.), a small weevil that in the larval
        state destroys beans. The American species is Bruchus
        fab[ae].
  
     Florida bean (Bot.), the seed of Mucuna urens, a West
        Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida
        shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments.
  
     Ignatius bean, or St. Ignatius's bean (Bot.), a species
        of Strychnos.
  
     Navy bean, the common dried white bean of commerce;
        probably so called because an important article of food in
        the navy.
  
     Pea bean, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the
        edible white bean; -- so called from its size.
  
     Sacred bean. See under Sacred.
  
     Screw bean. See under Screw.
  
     Sea bean.
        (a) Same as Florida bean.
        (b) A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.
  
     Tonquin bean, or Tonka bean, the fragrant seed of
        Dipteryx odorata, a leguminous tree.
  
     Vanilla bean. See under Vanilla.
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