leguminous plant

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Noun1.leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosaeleguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
Arachis hypogaea, peanut vine, peanut - widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
chickpea plant, Cicer arietinum, Egyptian pea, chickpea - Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds
cluster bean, Cyamopsis psoraloides, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, guar - drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material
Glycine max, soja, soja bean, soya, soybean plant, soya bean, soybean, soy - erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
wild pea - any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines
Lens culinaris, lentil plant, lentil - widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder
Dolichos biflorus, horse grain, horse gram, Macrotyloma uniflorum, poor man's pulse - twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
crazy weed, crazyweed, locoweed - any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock
bean plant, bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
pea plant, pea - a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds
sesbania - any of various plants of the genus Sesbania having pinnate leaves and large showy pea-like flowers
vetch - any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants
moth bean, Phaseolus aconitifolius, Vigna aconitifolia - East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
adsuki bean, adzuki bean, Phaseolus angularis, Vigna angularis - bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds
corkscrew flower, Phaseolus caracalla, snail bean, snail flower, snailflower, snail-flower, Vigna caracalla - perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
golden gram, green gram, mung, mung bean, Phaseolus aureus, Vigna radiata - erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
cowpea plant, Vigna sinensis, Vigna unguiculata, black-eyed pea, cowpea - sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
asparagus bean, Vigna sesquipedalis, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, yard-long bean - South American bean having very long succulent pods
climber - a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
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Because of the relatively high quantities of the flour of soybean required to ensure the protection of the flours against this depredator, it seems difficult to consider this leguminous plant in the protection of provender.
And just in case you're wondering, mesquite is a leguminous plant that grows in northern Mexico and south- western United States whose bean pod are dried and ground into flour that lends a sweet, nutty taste to the lamb.
The pinnate foliage of this leguminous plant has the aroma that you seek.
For example, the leguminous plant Medicago sativa (alfalfa) secretes specific identifying flavonoids (luteolin and apigenin) into the soil to recruit the soil bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti for symbiosis (Peters and Long 1988).
Golden peanut oil is a by-product of the leguminous plant native to Mexico.
23 Leguminous plant, the seeds of which are sprouted for use in salads (7)
The fruit of which leguminous plant is used as a natural laxative?
No one leguminous plant stands out from the others; they are to be found in the majority of sites in southern France.
Besides, his bird of paradise bush - a leguminous plant from Argentina - is hardy enough to withstand the coldest weather Los Angeles has to offer.
This fact causes that the green manures, which their principal component are leguminous plant debris, supply to the soil important amounts of N in relation to the green manures obtained from non-leguminous plants.
This leguminous plant has species nati ve from the Amazon region and from Mexico semiarid region [16], which grow well in tropical and sub-tropical regions [21].