horse bean


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horse bean

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horse bean

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horsebean

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(Plants) another name for broad bean

fa′va bean`

(ˈfɑ və)
n.
1. a bean, Vicia faba, of the Old World, bearing large pods containing edible seeds.
2. the seed or pod of this plant. Also called broad bean , horse bean.
[1940–45; < Italian < Latin faba]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horse bean - a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
fodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia faba, broad bean - Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
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