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Definition of "legume" []

  • A pod, such as that of a pea or bean, that splits into two valves with the seeds attached to one edge of the valves. (noun)
  • Such a pod or seed used as food. (noun)
  • A plant of the pea family. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legume" in a sentence
  • "He can't help but look around, distracted by the vendors selling cooking oil and the mashed vegetable stew called "legume," the rum stands and the ubiquitous lottery shops where impoverished Haitians place tiny quixotic bets."
  • "Then it didnt even have half the words such as legume and glycogen."
  • "As the application of fertilizers is not always economical in the semi-arid tropics of Niger, non-fertilizer-based methods to improve soil conditions, such as legume use, deserve special attention."
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