Definition 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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘If you're eating horse beans, broad beans, or field beans, these too are also Fava Beans.’
    • ‘Extracts from field bean cotyledons of mid-maturation seeds were used for comparison.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’