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broad bean

Definitions of broad bean
  1. noun
    Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
    synonyms: English bean, European bean, Vicia faba, broad-bean, broad-bean plant, field bean
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    type of:
    shell bean, shell bean plant
    a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
  2. noun
    a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
    synonyms: horse bean
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    type of:
    fodder
    coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
  3. noun
    seed of the broad-bean plant
    synonyms: fava bean, horsebean
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    type of:
    bean
    any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
  4. noun
    shell beans cooked as lima beans
    synonyms: fava bean
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    type of:
    shell bean
    unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
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