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date: 13 October 2019

bean 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Author(s):
Elizabeth KnowlesElizabeth Knowles

from early times, the broad bean was a staple foodstuff (see beanfeast below), and there are various traditional rhymes recommending the best time of planting. Beans as an article of diet are proverbially associated with Leicestershire.... ...

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