Definition of Broad-bean
1. Noun. Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder.
Terms within: Broad Bean, Horse Bean, Broad Bean, Fava Bean, Horsebean
Generic synonyms: Shell Bean, Shell Bean Plant
Group relationships: Genus Vicia, Vicia
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Literary usage of Broad-bean
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The broad bean is grown for its grain or seed, which is used as food for man ... Flowers and leaf of the broad bean. mucronate-pointed ; flowers axillary, ..."
2. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"... and the broad bean, Vicia faba. The following is the average composition of these vegetables:— Water 14-34 13'-60 Broad ..."
3. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"Broad bean. Kidney bean. 14-34 23-66 1-63 49-25 7-47 3-15 13-60 23-12 2-28 53-63 3-84 3-53 The percentage composition of the ash of these different beans ..."
4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"Broad bean. Frnm Naples, Italy. Collect«! for World's Fair. ... Broad bean. fe From Casería, Italy, 1904. Collected for World's Fair. ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Similar to this in value Is the English Broad Bean, several varieties of which, as the Broad Windsor, the Horse Bean, etc., are grown 194. ..."