Broad-bean meaning

brôd'bēn'
An annual Old World plant (Vicia faba) in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, white flowers with lateral purplish blotches, and long thick pods.
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The edible seed or green pod of this plant.
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A plant (Vicia faba) of the pea family, bearing large, broad pods with flat, edible seeds, used for fodder and as a vegetable.
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An edible bean that has broad seeds.

The term 'bean' originally referred to the seed of the broad bean.

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