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Meaning of LEGUME

Pronunciation:  'legyoom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
  2. [n]  an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
  3. [n]  the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a two-valved case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attached to one edge of the valves

LEGUME is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: leguminous plant
 See Also: adsuki bean, adzuki bean, Arachis hypogaea, asparagus bean, bean, bean, bean plant, black-eyed pea, black-eyed pea, chickpea, chickpea, chickpea plant, Cicer arietinum, cluster bean, corkscrew flower, cowpea, cowpea, cowpea plant, crazy weed, crazyweed, Cyamopsis psoraloides, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, Dolichos biflorus, edible bean, Egyptian pea, Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, field pea, garbanzo, garbanzo, Glycine max, golden gram, green gram, guar, herb, herbaceous plant, horse grain, horse gram, legume, legume family, Leguminosae, Lens culinaris, lentil, lentil, lentil plant, locoweed, Macrotyloma uniflorum, moth bean, mung, mung bean, pea, pea, pea family, pea plant, peanut, peanut vine, Phaseolus aconitifolius, Phaseolus angularis, Phaseolus aureus, Phaseolus caracalla, pod, poor man's pulse, protein, pulse, seedpod, sesbania, snail bean, snail flower, snailflower, soja, soja bean, soy, soya, soya bean, soybean, soybean plant, vegetable, veggie, vetch, Vigna aconitifolia, Vigna angularis, Vigna caracalla, Vigna radiata, Vigna sesquipedalis, Vigna sinensis, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, wild pea, yard-long bean



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Leg"ume\ (l[e^]g"[-u]m or l[-e]*g[=u]m"), n. [F.
l['e]gume, L. legumen, fr. legere to gather. So called
because they may be gathered without cutting. See {Legend}.]
1. (Bot.) A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and
   having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the

Note: In the latter circumstance, it differs from a siliqua,
      in which the seeds are attached to both sutures. In
      popular use, a legume is called a pod, or cod; as, pea
      pod, or peas cod.

2. pl. The fruit of leguminous plants, as peas, beans,
   lupines; pulse.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing legumes in your dream, symbolizes small annoyances and minor problems.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A member of the pea family (Fabaceae) that possesses root nodules containing nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
 Definition: A member of the pea family that possesses root nodules containing nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
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 Related Terms: algae, autophyte, bean, boll, bracken, brown algae, burr, capsule, climber, cod, conferva, confervoid, creeper, diatom, fern, follicle, fruits and vegetables, fucus, fungus, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, herb, heterophyte, hull, husk, ivy, kelp, legumen, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, moss, mushroom, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, pease cod, pericarp, perthophyte, phytoplankton, planktonic algae, plant families, pod, puffball, pulse, red algae, rockweed, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, seed pod, seed vessel, seedbox, seedcase, silique, smut, succulent, toadstool, vetch, vine, wort, wrack