fava bean

fava bean
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fah-vuh]
    • /ˈfɑ və/
    • /ˈfɑː.və biːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fah-vuh]
    • /ˈfɑ və/

Definitions of fava bean words

  • noun fava bean a plant, Vicia faba, native to the Old World, bearing large pods containing edible seeds. 1
  • noun fava bean the seed or pod of this plant. 1
  • noun fava bean pulse: broad bean 1
  • countable noun fava bean Fava beans are flat round beans that are light green in colour and are eaten as a vegetable. 0
  • noun fava bean an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable 0
  • noun fava bean the seed of this plant 0

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Origin of fava bean

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
1940-45; < Italian < Latin faba bean

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fava bean popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fava bean usage trend in Literature

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