legume family


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legume family

n.
The pea family.

leg′ume fam`ily


n.
a widespread family, Leguminosae, of trees, shrubs, vines, and nonwoody plants having clusters of irregular flowers with joined petals, fruit in the form of a pod that splits along both sides, and, usually, root nodules that harbor nitrogen-fixing bacteria: includes peas, beans, alfalfa, clover, peanuts, acacia, and mimosa.
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Noun1.legume family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean podslegume family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Arachis, genus Arachis - a genus of plants with pods that ripen underground (see peanut)
Brya, genus Brya - genus of prickly shrubs and small trees of the Caribbean region; source of a durable hardwood
Centrolobium, genus Centrolobium - a genus of Centrolobium
Coumarouna, Dipteryx, genus Coumarouna, genus Dipteryx - tropical American trees: tonka beans
genus Hymenaea, Hymenaea - genus of tropical American timber trees
genus Melilotus - Old World herbs: the sweet clovers
genus Swainsona, Swainsona - a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs: darling peas
genus Trifolium, Trifolium - any leguminous plant having leaves divided into three leaflets
family Mimosaceae, Mimosaceae - family of spiny woody plants (usually shrubs or small trees) whose leaves mimic animals in sensitivity to touch; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
Mimosoideae, subfamily Mimosoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Mimosaceae
genus Physostigma, Physostigma - African woody vines: calabar beans
Caesalpiniaceae, family Caesalpiniaceae - spiny trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, including the genera Caesalpinia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Bauhinia; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
Caesalpinioideae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae - alternative name in some classification systems for the family Caesalpiniaceae
locust tree, locust - any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
genus Tamarindus, Tamarindus - widely cultivated tropical trees originally of Africa
family Papilionacea, Papilionaceae - leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
wild pea - any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines
bean plant, bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
order Rosales, Rosales - in some classifications this category does not include Leguminosae
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To Get a Free Sample Copy of this Report, Visit Here -- https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=RC&rep_id=296 Chickpeas belong to the legume family. Chickpeas is also known as garbanzo beans, ceci beans, Bengal gram, gram, etc.
The basic families include the cabbage family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes and turnips); cucumber family (gourds, melons, squashes and cucumbers); nightshade family (eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes and peppers); goosefoot family (spinach and beets); onion family (leeks, garlic and onions); legume family (all peas and beans), and the carrot, celery and parsnip group.
Vetch, or Vicia sativa, is a member of the legume family and is sometimes planted in vegetable plots as a green manure - its roots have nitrogen fixing properties so can enrich a soil depleted of the element.
four reasons to...eat chickpeas CHICKPEAS, also known as garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family.
They can provide major benefits through enhanced livelihoods and food security, as well as to local economies.Inga is a diverse genus of trees from the legume family, found across the humid tropics of Latin America.
A Pulses are the dried edible seeds in the legume family, such as beans, lentils and peas.
Lupin, a plant in the legume family, seems especially promising because it is high in protein and fiber and low in fat, and could potentially be used in the same way that soybeans are used.
Broad screening of the legume family for variability in seed insecticidal activities and for the occurrence of the A1b-like knottin peptide entomotoxins.
In a world where 792 million people are malnourished, pulses - the edible seeds of plants in the legume family such as beans, peas, chickpea and lentils - offer extraordinary nutritional value.
Even as a member of the healthy legume family, garbanzo beans stand out for their nutritional prowess.
According to Rosenfeld, some particularly notable stars in the legume family include: