leguminous

[ li-gyoo-muh-nuhs ]

adjective
  1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or bearing legumes.

  2. belonging to the Leguminosae.

Origin of leguminous

1
1650–60; <Latin legūmin- (stem of legūmen;see legume) + -ous

Other words from leguminous

  • non·le·gu·mi·nous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for leguminous

leguminous

/ (lɪˈɡjuːmɪnəs) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae), a family of flowering plants having pods (or legumes) as fruits and root nodules enabling storage of nitrogen-rich material: includes peas, beans, clover, gorse, acacia, and carob

Origin of leguminous

1
C17: from Latin legūmen; see legume

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