- of, having the nature of, or bearing a legume or legumes
- of the order of plants bearing legumes
- Of, belonging to, or characteristic of plants in the pea family, which includes peas, beans, clover, and alfalfa.
- Resembling a legume.
Origin of leguminousFrom Middle English and from French légumineux both from Latin legūminōsus from legūmen legūmin- bean