Leguminous definition

lə-gyo͝omə-nəs
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of plants in the pea family, which includes peas, beans, clover, and alfalfa.
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Resembling a legume.
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Of, having the nature of, or bearing a legume or legumes.
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Of the Leguminosae family of peas, beans etc.
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Resembling a legume.
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Of the order of plants bearing legumes.
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Origin of leguminous

  • From Middle English and from French légumineux both from Latin legūminōsus from legūmen legūmin- bean

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition