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Noun: legume family
  1. A large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
    - Leguminosae, family Leguminosae, Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, pea family

Type of: rosid dicot family

Part of: order Rosales, Rosales

Encyclopedia: Legume family