- Leguminous Le*gu"mi*nous (-m[i^]*n[u^]s), a. [Cf. F.
1. Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse.
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leguminous — early 15c., from L. legumen (see LEGUME (Cf. legume)) + OUS (Cf. ous) … Etymology dictionary
leguminous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to plants of the pea family, typically having seeds in pods and root nodules containing nitrogen fixing bacteria … English terms dictionary
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
leguminous — a. applied to plants with seeds in pods. ♦ legume, n. vegetable; leguminous plant grown as forage; pod. ♦ leguminiform, a. pod shaped. ♦ leguminose, a … Dictionary of difficult words
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 — leÂ·guÂ·miÂ·nous || le gjuËmÉªnÉ™s adj. (Botany) pertaining to the legume family; belonging to the legume family … English contemporary dictionary