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Formal state banquet’s second prepared with spring vegetables (9)

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primavera

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'prepared with spring vegetables' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't judge whether it can be defined by this definition.

'formal state banquet's second' is the wordplay.
'formal' becomes 'prim' (I've seen this in other clues).
'state' becomes 'aver' (I've seen this before).
'banquet's second' becomes 'a' (2nd letter of 'banquet').
'prim'+'aver'+'a'='PRIMAVERA'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for primavera that I've seen before include "picture of Botticelli", "graceful painting" and "Botticelli painting".)

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