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horse bean

  1. fava bean.
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Origin of horse bean

First recorded in 1675–85
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Historical Examples of horse bean

  • Toker's bean, for instance, is twice-and-a-half as long and broad as the horse-bean, and is much thinner and of a different shape.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Darwin

  • I've never seed such splendid large knobs of fat before in the days of my life—they never used to be bigger then a horse-bean.

  • They were about the size of a horse-bean, and remarkably lively after their aerial but wingless flight.

British Dictionary definitions for horse bean

horse bean

  1. another name for broad bean
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