Definition of fava bean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


fava bean

BrE BrE//ˈfɑːvə biːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːvə biːn//
(North American English) (especially British English broad bean)
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a type of round, pale green bean. Several fava beans grow together inside a fat pod. Word OriginItalian fava, from Latin faba ‘bean’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fava bean

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