Definition of fava bean in English:

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fava bean

Pronunciation: /ˈfävə ˌbēn/


North American
Another term for broad bean.
Example sentences
  • For the fava bean and artichoke purée: Place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with metal blade.
  • Studies in different legume species such as faba bean, pea and soybean have established a positive correlation between cotyledon cell number and mature seed size.
  • The consortium is helping small farmers grow high-value horticultural and medicinal crops, as well as chickpea, faba bean, potato and peanut.


Italian fava, from Latin faba 'bean'.

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Syllabification: fa·va bean

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