[ fuh-bey-shuhs ]
/ fəˈbeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Fabaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Leguminosae.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Compare legume family.
Words nearby fabaceous
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British Dictionary definitions for fabaceous
/ (fəˈbeɪʃəs) /
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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