broad bean

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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

noun
\ˈbrȯd-ˌbēn \

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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