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fabaceous

[ fuh-bey-shuhs ]
/ fəˈbeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Fabaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Leguminosae.
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Origin of fabaceous

1720–30; <New Latin Fabace(ae) (Fab(a) the type genus (Latin: bean) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for fabaceous

fabaceous
/ (fəˈbeɪʃəs) /

adjective
a less common term for leguminous

Word Origin for fabaceous

C18: from Late Latin fabāceus of beans, from Latin faba bean
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