Leguminous Definition

Of, belonging to, or characteristic of plants in the pea family, which includes peas, beans, clover, and alfalfa.
American Heritage
Of, having the nature of, or bearing a legume or legumes.
Webster's New World
Of the order of plants bearing legumes.
Webster's New World

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

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