Loment meaning

lō'mĕnt'
A dry fruit of certain leguminous plants, such as the tick trefoil, having constrictions between the seeds and separating at maturity into one-seeded segments.
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A legume fruit that separates at its constrictions into one-seeded segments when ripe.
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An indehiscent legume (a seed pod that does not split open) that is divided into separate seed-bearing segments, giving it a jointed appearance. The segments break off one by one at maturity. It is the characteristic fruit of many leguminous plants, such as the tick trefoil and the crown vetch.
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A type of modified legume that breaks apart at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds.
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Origin of loment

  • Latin lōmentum skin conditioner made of bean meal from lavere to wash leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition