Leguminous Le*gu"mi*nous (-m[i^]*n[u^]s), a. [Cf. F. l['e]gumineux.] 1. Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants ({Leguminos[ae]}), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas. [1913 Webster]

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  • leguminous — [lə gyo͞o′mə nəs] adj. 1. of, having the nature of, or bearing a legume or legumes 2. of the order of plants bearing legumes …   English World dictionary

  • leguminous — adj. Leguminous is used with these nouns: ↑plant …   Collocations dictionary

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  • leguminous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, resembling, or consisting of legumes (as peas) 2. of or relating to the legume family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leguminous — /li gyooh meuh neuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or bearing legumes. 2. belonging to the Leguminosae. Cf. legume family. [1650 60; < L legumin (s. of legumen; see LEGUME) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • leguminous — adjective a) of the Leguminosae family of peas, beans etc b) resembling a legume …   Wiktionary

  • leguminous — le·gu·mi·nous (lə guґmĭ nəs) pertaining to a legume …   Medical dictionary

  • leguminous — le·gu·mi·nous || le gjuːmɪnÉ™s adj. (Botany) pertaining to the legume family; belonging to the legume family …   English contemporary dictionary