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Definition of Legumes

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plant belonging to the legume family; pod or seed container produced by a legume plant; vegetable belonging to the legume family
Legumes Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
any of a large family (Leguminosae) of plants with nodules on their roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, including important food and forage plants such as peas, beans, alfalfas, and clovers.
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Legumes Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A legume ( or ) is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or the fruit or seed of such a plant. Legumes are grown agriculturally, primarily for their food grain seed (example beans and lentils, or generally pulse), for livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure. Legumes are notable in that most of them have symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in structures called root nodules. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soybeans, peanuts and tamarind.

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Legumes Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary Of Cooking And Food Terms
(French) Dried beans, peas, lentils and such.
Legumes Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
(synonym) leguminous plant
(hypernym) herb, herbaceous plant
(hyponym) peanut, peanut vine, Arachis hypogaea
(member-holonym) Leguminosae, family Leguminosae, Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, legume family, pea family
2. the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a two-valved case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attached to one edge of the valves
(hypernym) pod, seedpod
(hyponym) chickpea, garbanzo
(part-holonym) leguminous plant
3. the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
(hypernym) vegetable, veggie
(hyponym) pulse
(substance-meronym) protein