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Definition of the noun broad bean

What does broad bean mean as a name of something?


  1. seed of the broad-bean plant
  2. Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
  3. a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
  4. shell beans cooked as lima beans
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of broad bean: fava bean
    • more generic term: shell bean = unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking

Alternative definition of the noun broad bean


  1. An edible bean that has broad seeds.

Phrases with broad bean

  1. Broad Bean Rust

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for broad bean

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Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

BBF bronchial blood flow BBI Biomedical Business International; Bowman-Birk soybean inhibitor;Better Birth Initiatives BBM banked breastmilk; brush border membrane BBMV broad bean mottle virus; brush border membrane vesicle BBN ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Medicine (2004)

Old World and New World Traditions by Gabrielle Hatfield

The broad bean (Vicia faba) is not a na- tive of Britain but has been grown in cultivation as a vegetable since the Iron Age (Harrison, Masefield and Wallis 1985: 40). In folk medicine in Britain its principal use has been in the treatment of warts.

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

Broad Bean (Vicia faba) – The broad bean was the only variety of legumes known to Europe until the green bean was brought to Europe by Spanish conquistadors in the late 16th century. However, a very serious intolerance disease to the ...

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of Physical Culture (1920)

A Work of Reference : Providing Complete Instructions for the Cure of All Diseases Through Physcultopathy : with General Information on Natural Methods of Health-building and a Description of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by Bernarr Macfadden

The Lima bean is the broad bean generally used both green and ripe, in the United States; it is deservedly. popular, though in several parts of Europe it is not regarded in its green state to be the equal of the nutritious green Windsor broad ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

The broad bean was also cultivated in biblical times by the Hebrews and later by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The Greeks used ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Broad bean Vicia faba L. (Faba vul- garis Moench.). A herb commonly grown in Northwest India. Erect growing type of bean producing very large and usually fat orbicular or angular seeds used as vegetable. Also called Windsor bean, bakla.

Google previewEncyclopedia of toxicology (2005)

Dib-L] by Philip Wexler, Bruce D. Anderson

broad bean stain virus (BBSV), broad bean true mosaic virus ( BBTMV), ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Halibut Celery Cucumber Turnip Zucchini Carrots Green peas Artichokes Onions Beets Chives Potatoes Lima bean Mung bean sprouts Lentils Broad bean Mung bean Cream, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

Broad bean 1. Worldwide importance and distribution Broad bean or fava (faba) bean (also known as horse bean, field bean, tick bean or Windsor bean) (Vicia faba L.) is a cool-season Table B.9.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

broad bean solving 50 g table salt in 500 ml (1 pint) of water. Vegetables such as cauliflower and cucumber soaked overnight are usually stored in pickling spices and vinegar. (See also SODIUM.) broad bean (Vicia faba; fava bean, horse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Broad bean (Vicia faba L.), also known as fava bean, is grown from tropical to temperate regions, with production occurring in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and China. This legume is grown for its enlarged, succulent, ...

Google previewThe New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture (1982)

by Thomas H. Everett

— Vetch, Broad Bean or Fava Bean or Horse Bean. Except for the broad bean, cultivated as a vegetable, and species sometimes used as green manure crops to improve the texture and fertility of the soil, vetches are of minor ...

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Broad bean Meaning

Video shows what broad bean means. An edible bean that has broad seeds.. broad bean synonyms: horse bean, fava bean, faba bean, field bean, tic bean.

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