legume definition

  • noun:
    • A pod, such as for example compared to a pea or bean, that splits into two valves using seeds attached with one side of the valves.
    • Such a pod or seed used as meals.
    • A plant for the pea household.
    • The fruit or seed of leguminous flowers (as peas or beans) used for food.
    • Any of a large family members (Leguminosae syn. Fabaceae) of dicotyledonous natural herbs, shrubs, and trees having fresh fruits that are legumes or loments, bearing nodules regarding roots that have nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and including essential meals and forage flowers (as peas, beans, or clovers).
    • A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and achieving the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.
    • A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as compared to the pea.
    • The fresh fruit of leguminous plants, as peas, beans, lupines; pulse.
    • plural The fresh fruit of leguminous flowers of pea kind; pulse.
    • A pod formed of a simple pistil, which is dehiscent by both sutures and so divides into two valves, the seeds becoming borne within inner or ventral suture just.
    • an erect or climbing bean or pea plant associated with family members Leguminosae
    • the good fresh fruit or seed of every of varied bean or pea plants consisting of an instance that splits along both edges whenever ready and having the seeds attach to one side of the situation
    • the seedpod of a leguminous plant (like peas or beans or dried beans)

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