a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one-seeded indehiscent joints.
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Loment, a pod which separates transversely into joints, 122.The Elements of Botany
noun plural -ments or -menta (-ˈmɛntə)
the pod of certain leguminous plants, constricted between each seed and breaking into one-seeded portions when ripe
Word Origin for loment
C19: from Latin lomentum bean meal
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An indehiscent legume (a seed pod that does not split open) that is divided into separate seed-bearing segments, giving it a jointed appearance. The segments break off one by one at maturity. It is the characteristic fruit of many leguminous plants, such as the tick trefoil and the crown vetch.
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