fabaceous

[fuh-bey-shuh s]

adjective

belonging to the Fabaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Leguminosae.

Compare legume family.

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

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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