fava bean

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noun fa·va bean \ˈfä-və-\

Definition of fava bean

  1. :  the large, flat, edible, starchy seed of an Old World upright vetch (Vicia faba) that is typically pale green to whitish in color and is eaten raw, blanched, or cooked; also :  this plant widely grown for its seeds and as fodder —called also broad bean, horse bean — see favism

Origin and Etymology of fava bean

Italian, from Latin faba bean


First Known Use: 1893


FAVA BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

fava bean

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noun fa·va bean \ˈfä-və-\

Definition of fava bean for English Language Learners

  • : a large, flat, pale green seed that is eaten as a vegetable


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