a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one-seeded indehiscent joints.
- lo·ment·like, adjective
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How to use loment in a sentence
loment, a pod which separates transversely into joints, 122.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for loment
the pod of certain leguminous plants, constricted between each seed and breaking into one-seeded portions when ripe
- lomentaceous (ˌləʊmənˈteɪʃəs), adjective
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Scientific definitions for loment
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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