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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.]


(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]


(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


[leˈgjuːmɪnəs] ADJleguminoso


adjHülsenfrucht-, Leguminosen- (spec); leguminous plantHülsenfrüchtler m, → Leguminose f (spec)
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