Origin of legume
Examples from the Web for legume
Contemporary Examples of legume
If you can find it, opt for a soup with a legume base like lentil or black bean.9 Unhealthiest Takeout Foods
October 24, 2010
Historical Examples of legume
The pod or legume, which splits into two valves, with placenta on one side.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
The legume has only one or two seeds, and it is so small as generally to be hidden by the calyx.Botany for Ladies
Legume, a simple pod which dehisces in two pieces, like that of the Pea, 122.
Pod, specially a legume, 122; also may be applied to any sort of capsule.
Legume, a plant belonging to the bean, pea and clover family.The First Book of Farming
Charles L. Goodrich
Word Origin for legume
plant of the group of the pulse family, 1670s, from French légume (16c.), from Latin legumen "pulse, leguminous plant," of unknown origin. One suggestion ties it to Latin legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)), because they can be scooped by the handful. Used in Middle English in the Latin form legumen (late 14c.).