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fava bean

[fah-vuh] /ˈfɑ və/
noun
1.
a plant, Vicia faba, native to the Old World, bearing large pods containing edible seeds.
2.
the seed or pod of this plant.
Also called broad bean, horse bean.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < Italian < Latin faba bean
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fava bean

/ˈfɑːvə/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable
2.
the seed of this plant
Also called broad bean
Word Origin
C20: Italian fava from Latin faba bean
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