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A dry fruit of certain leguminous plants, such as the tick trefoil, having constrictions between the seeds and separating at maturity into one-seeded segments.
n, pl -ments or -menta (-ˈmɛntə)
(Botany) the pod of certain leguminous plants, constricted between each seed and breaking into one-seeded portions when ripe
[C19: from Latin lomentum bean meal]
a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one-seeded indehiscent joints.