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Definition of "leguminosae" [leguminosae]

  • A large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "leguminosae" in a sentence
  • "The country around is covered with bushes and trees of a kind of leguminosae, with lilac flowers."
  • "Understorey contains ferns (including tree fern Dicksonia selowiana), piperaceae, leguminosae, mirtaceae and bamboos."
  • "Most belong to the leguminosae superfamily, many of which are associated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and various species of ants."
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