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See fava bean.
(Plants) another name for broad bean
fa′va bean`(ˈfɑ və)
1. a bean, Vicia faba, of the Old World, bearing large pods containing edible seeds.
[1940–45; < Italian < Latin faba]
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|Noun||1.||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