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1. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of plants in the pea family, which includes peas, beans, clover, and alfalfa.
2. Resembling a legume.

[From Middle English and from French légumineux, both from Latin legūminōsus, from legūmen, legūmin-, bean.]


(Botany) 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
[C17: from Latin legūmen; see legume]


(lɪˈgyu mə nəs)

1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or bearing legumes.
2. belonging to the legume family.
[1650–60; < Latin legūmin-, s. of legūmen (see legume) + -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.leguminous - relating to or consisting of legumes


[leˈgjuːmɪnəs] ADJleguminoso


adjHülsenfrucht-, Leguminosen- (spec); leguminous plantHülsenfrüchtler m, → Leguminose f (spec)
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In this context, the development of a new approach for the protection of stored food stuff based on the use of the natural and edible food substances such as leguminous plants containing entomotoxic proteins would reduce considerably the environmental risks associated with the use of these phytosanitory materials for protection [18].