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The pea family.
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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|Noun||1.||legume 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
Brya, genus Brya - genus of prickly shrubs and small trees of the Caribbean region; source of a durable hardwood
genus Melilotus - Old World herbs: the sweet clovers
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
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
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