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Noun: legume  'le,gyoom or li'gyoom
  1. An erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
    - leguminous plant
  2. The fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
  3. The seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas, beans or lentils)

Derived forms: legumes

Type of: climber, herb, herbaceous plant, pod, seedpod, veg [Brit, informal], vegetable, veggie [informal]

Part of: Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family

Encyclopedia: Legume