Bean (disambiguation)

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A bean is a large seed of several plants in the family Fabaceae, including the seed of the common bean.

Bean or beans may also refer to:



Bean (name), a surname, forename and nickname

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Bean (Ender's Game), a character in Ender's Game and the major character in the Ender's Shadow series
  • Beans (Looney Tunes), cartoon character
  • Beans, nickname of the fictional character Bernard Aranguren portrayed by Steven Anthony Lawrence in the US TV series Even Stevens
  • Mr. Bean, a British television character and series (1990–1995)

Other arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Bean (film), a 1997 film, starring Rowan Atkinson and based on the Mr. Bean television character and series
  • Beans (band), an Italian pop musical group
  • "The Bean", common nickname of the Cloud Gate, sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park

Businesses and organizations[edit]

  • BEAN (charity), a young professional volunteering, charity and social group
  • Bean Cars, an early British car company
  • L.L.Bean, an American retailer of outdoor gear and apparel


  • Bean (computing), an alternative way to reference JavaBeans
  • Bean (word processor), a free program for Mac OS X
  • JavaBeans, reusable software components used in Java programming
  • NetBeans, an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing primarily with Java, but also with other languages, in particular PHP, C/C++, and HTML5
  • Spring beans, using the Spring Framework, an application framework for Java

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