The definition of a legume is a pod or pea plant, or the seed of such a plant.(noun)
An example of a legume is a bean.
See legume in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr légume < L legumen, lit., anything that can be gathered < legere, to gather: see logic
See legume in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French légume
Origin: , from Latin legūmen, bean.
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