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broad bean

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noun
  1. fava bean.
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Origin of broad bean

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for broad bean

broad bean

noun
  1. an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable
  2. the seed of this plant
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Also called: horse bean
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