variants or fava bean or less commonly faba
plural -s

Word History


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

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fava was in 1893

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“Fava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fava. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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