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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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Adj.1.leguminous - relating to or consisting of legumes
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[leˈgjuːmɪnəs] ADJleguminoso
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adjHülsenfrucht-, Leguminosen- (spec); leguminous plantHülsenfrüchtler m, → Leguminose f (spec)
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They were mimosas, figs, hibisci, and palm trees, mingled together in profusion; and under the shelter of their verdant vault grew orchids, leguminous plants, and ferns.
ISLAMABAD -- The exports of vegetables, leguminous vegetables from the country during first month of current financial year had witnessed about 59.79% increase as compared the corresponding period of last year.
The harvesting of grain and leguminous crops is under completion in Azerbaijan,Trendreports.
Leguminous crops (Fabaceae family) improve soil fertility through nitrogen fixation with the help of rhizobia bacteria, which are found in their root nodules.
Export of tobacco and tobacco products also increased by 12.5 times, ceramic products 7.7 times, meat 3.2 times, leguminous vegetables 2.2 times, cement 1.6 times, fruits and nuts 16.1%, copper waste and scrap by 14%, plastics and plastic products by 11.5%.
Leguminous species can incorporate to the system large amounts of N through biological fixation (Barradas, 2010), as well as high content of organic material, improving soil structure, protecting it against erosion and promoting rooting distributed in the soil profile (Linhares et al., 2011).
The rhizo-bacteria were first isolated and then inoculated in the roots of leguminous trees which produced positive results in reducing drought stress and climate change conditions in the region, Dr Lubna, who is also faculty member of Department of Forestry and Range Management to APP in an exclusive interview .
This two-volume set describes 17 major and 25 minor forage crops around the world, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages.
According to the release, in areas like North West and Chobe agricultural districts which normally receive better rainfall, farmers who plant maize are advised to go for early maturing varieties while farmers in Kgalagadi and Gantsi districts are advised to plant early maturing leguminous (cow peas) and cucurbits (melons) crops.
The food commodities with negative growth in their respective imports including tea and leguminous vegetables (pluses) and milk cream and milk food for infants.
As a result of this ability, leguminous plants can be found in infertile soils as pioneer plants that stabilize and enhance soil fertility, thereby preventing soil erosion and desertification (Howieson et al., 2008; Sprent and Gehlot, 2010).