pea family definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable and extensive group of flowers, the Leguminosae (Fabaceae), characterized by stipulate, typically compound leaves, frequently bilaterally symmetrical blossoms, and legume fruits and including crucial meals flowers such as beans, peas, and soybeans.
    • a large category of trees, bushes, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; split for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae

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