fava

noun
fa·​va | \ ˈfävə \
variants: or fava bean or less commonly faba \ ˈfäbə \
plural -s

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First Known Use of fava

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fava

fava from Italian, from Latin faba bean; faba from New Latin (specific epithet of the broad bean Vicia faba), from Latin, bean

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“Fava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fava. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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