(n.) = bean ; broad bean ; fava bean ; horse bean. Ex: The principal subject areas studied were soya, rice, beans, and seeds. Ex: For centuries broad beans were a valuable source of protein when meat was scarce. Ex: Fava beans are legumes that grow well in cool weather and have been grown in Massachusetts since the arrival of the Italians and Portuguese. Ex: Also known as horse beans in China, these little beauties are deep fried and then flavoured with various spices. ---- * haba de cacao = cacao bean ; cocoa bean.