Adjective "leguminous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/lɪˈɡjuːmɪnəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or denoting plants of the pea family ("Leguminosae" ). These have seeds in pods, distinctive flowers, and typically root nodules containing symbiotic bacteria able to fix nitrogen.
  1. 'This leguminous climbing plant is commonly called the velvet bean.'
  2. 'Still, no one had figured out how leguminous plants assimilate nitrogen.'

Definitions

1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or bearing legumes.

2. belonging to the Leguminosae.

More examples(as adjective)

"plants can be leguminous."

"species can be leguminous."

"crops can be leguminous."

"portions can be leguminous."

"manures can be leguminous."

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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘relating to pulses’): from medieval Latin leguminosus, from legumen (see legume).