broad bean


Examples of broad bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dinner started with a salad made with radishes, carrots, broad beans, stracciatella and verbena oil. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2023 This year’s dish was a nod to newer food trends and the coronation quiche was born complete with broad beans, spinach and local cheddar. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 17 July 2023 This crunchy broad bean snack packs six grams of protein per serving to keep you satisfied and satiated on the go. Ashley Martens,, 10 May 2023 Then add the cooked, chopped spinach and the broad beans. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 5 May 2023 The new dish, which was quickly nicknamed Quiche Le Reign, is built with spinach, tarragon, broad beans (called favas in the United States) and Cheddar, a nod to the cheesy eggs the king sometimes likes for breakfast. Kim Severson, New York Times, 2 May 2023 This time though, the signature dish chosen by Charles and the queen consort will be a coronation quiche cooked with spinach, broad beans, cheese and tarragon. Karina Zaiets, USA Today, 28 Apr. 2023 The dish features spinach, broad beans and tarragon, and a tutorial video of a palace chef preparing the dish was shared along with instructions. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2023 Fridays and Easter days serves a plate of lentils, broad beans with nopales, shrimp patties and capirotada for $14.95. Imelda García, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of broad bean was in 1726

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“Broad bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

broad bean

: an Old World upright vetch widely grown for its seeds and as fodder
: the large flat edible seed of a broad bean

Medical Definition

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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