Meaning of field bean in English:

field bean


  • A bean plant closely related to the broad bean but with smaller seeds, grown to improve soil fertility and for stockfeed.

    Vicia faba, family Leguminosae

    ‘If you're eating horse beans, broad beans, or field beans, these too are also Fava Beans.’
    • ‘Some green manures, legumes such as lucerne and field beans, also have the ability to take nitrogen from the air and fix it into nodules in their roots.’
    • ‘Sow a green manure, such as field beans, which can be dug into the soil in spring to provide extra nitrogen for next year's crops.’
    • ‘Extracts from field bean cotyledons of mid-maturation seeds were used for comparison.’
    • ‘Contrary to these observations, Bouma et al., reported that 2% CO2 had no effect on shoot and root growth of field beans and citrus (Citrus volkameriana Tan. & Pasq).’
    • ‘The genotoxic effect of the monofunctional alkylating agent N-methyl-N-nitrosourea on root-tip nuclei of the field bean, Vicia faba, has been tested by comparative application of three protocols of the comet assay.’
    • ‘In the first successful experiment, Heller prepared suspensions of field bean nuclei from alcohol acetic acid-fixed root tips after enzymatic treatments with pectinase and pepsin.’
    • ‘Nuclei of field bean root tips were also found to be suitable for the study of induced DNA damage and DNA repair by the Comet assay.’