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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broad bean, broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia fabanoun

    Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder

  2. broad bean, fava bean, horsebeannoun

    seed of the broad-bean plant

  3. broad bean, horse beannoun

    a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder

  4. fava bean, broad beannoun

    shell beans cooked as lima beans


  1. broad-bean

    A broad bean, also known as fava bean, is a plant species in the Fabaceae family, native to North Africa and Southwest Asia. It is a hardy, upright plant with grey-green, pinnate leaves. The plant produces a fruit, often referred to as a 'bean', that is edible and has a strong, slightly sweet flavor. Broad beans are often used in a variety of cooking dishes, from salads to stews, and can be dried and used in soups or as flour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broad-bean in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broad-bean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of broad-bean in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The king who has the broad bean does not have one whole wafer. (Le roi qui a la fève - N'a la galette entière.)


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