Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See broad bean.

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  • n. An edible bean (Vicia faba) native to Africa and Southwest Asia with a long tradition of cultivation.

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  • n. seed of the broad-bean plant
  • n. shell beans cooked as lima beans

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Italian fava, from Latin faba, broad bean; see bha-bhā- in Indo-European roots.

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