broad bean

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Recent Examples on the Web Look for dry roasted chickpeas, broad beans and edamame. NBC News, "Staying home due to the coronavirus? Here's what to stock in your fridge and pantry," 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, "How to Cook Beans," 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, "Follow the French: A look at the French influence on cuisine around the world," 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, "How to Create a Chinese Feast, Inspired by Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell’," 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, "Here’s why everyone is going to Portugal now," 18 June 2019 The dinner started with a salad made with radishes, carrots, broad beans, stracciatella and verbena oil. PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton Recycles Off-the-Shoulder Gown (and Sports Sparkling Heels!) for Glam Night Out," 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, "Setting a Table for Six," 21 July 2017

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1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Broad bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broad%20bean. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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