from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Old World upright plant grown esp. for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder.


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  • I bit the gyoza and a broadbean fell out and looked forlorn on the plate, as if it had been snatched away from a big bowl of sage-buttered brothers and stuffed into a piece of pastry along with a tiny piece of pumpkin, a shard of red bell pepper, a pea and three capers.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Somebody has to speak up for the patch of full-blown and bursting cabbages or the British broadbean.

    BBC News - Home


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