broad bean

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Recent Examples on the Web Look for dry roasted chickpeas, broad beans and edamame. NBC News, 12 Mar. 2020 Fava: Dried favas, also known as broad beans, have a very strong, meaty flavor and a somewhat thick skin. Melissa Clark, NYT Cooking, 13 Mar. 2018 In India’s southeastern territory of Pondicherry, where the French retained a settlement for almost three centuries, the use of eggs, cream and broad beans (still called French beans there) resulted in serendipitous innovations. Jim Kempton, Orange County Register, 2 Aug. 2019 Certain ingredients like Shaoxing wine, Doubanjiang (broad bean paste used with the eggplant), Sichuan peppercorns, or dark soy sauce can be picked up in Chinatowns in major cities or at specialty spice retailers such as Kalustyan’s. New York Times, 11 July 2019 At his allseafood showcase Peixaria da Esquina, try the squid sautéed with shiitake mushrooms, broad beans, and coriander. Anne Farrar, National Geographic, 18 June 2019 The dinner started with a salad made with radishes, carrots, broad beans, stracciatella and verbena oil. PEOPLE.com, 12 June 2019 Pym’s subtly comic stories of spinsters, vicars and church bazaars, like Rosa Lewis’s boiled bacon and broad beans, one day went out of style. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, 21 July 2017 See More

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1726, in the meaning defined above

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broad bean

noun
\ ˈbrȯd-ˌbēn How to pronounce broad bean (audio) \

Medical Definition of broad bean

: the large flat edible seed of an Old World upright vetch (Vicia faba) also : this plant widely grown for its seeds and as fodder

called also fava bean

— see favism

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