- belonging to the Fabaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Leguminosae.
Compare legume family.
Origin of fabaceous
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- 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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