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Noun: broad bean  brod been
  1. Seed of the broad-bean plant
    - fava bean [N. Amer], horsebean
  2. Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
    - broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia faba
  3. A bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
    - horse bean
  4. Shell beans cooked as lima beans
    - fava bean [N. Amer]

Derived forms: broad-beans, broad beans

Type of: bean, fodder, shell bean, shell bean plant

Part of: genus Vicia, Vicia

Encyclopedia: Broad bean