Loment
Loment Lo"ment, n. [L. lomentum a mixture of bean meal and rice, used as a cosmetic wash, bean meal, fr. lavare, lotum, to wash.] (Bot.) An elongated pod, consisting, like the legume, of two valves, but divided transversely into small cells, each containing a single seed. [1913 Webster]

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  • loment — [lō′ment΄] n. [ModL < L lomentum, bean meal < pp. of lavare, to wash (see LAVE1): Roman women used it in a cosmetic wash] a legume fruit that separates at its constrictions into one seeded segments when ripe …   English World dictionary

  • Loment — A loment is a type of modified legume that breaks apart at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds. Being a legume, it is dry at maturity and is dehiscent, meaning that it will split open at maturity.Tick trefoil ( Desmodium )… …   Wikipedia

  • loment — lomentlike, adj. /loh ment/, n. Bot. a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one seeded indehiscent joints. [1375 1425; late ME lomente < L lomentum bean meal, face cream made of loment, equiv. to …   Universalium

  • loment — noun Etymology: New Latin lomentum, from Latin, wash made from bean meal, from lavere to wash more at lye Date: circa 1830 a dry indehiscent fruit (as of tick trefoil) that is a modified legume having constrictions between the seeds and that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loment — noun A type of modified legume that breaks apart at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds …   Wiktionary

  • loment — lo|ment Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • loment — [ ləʊmɛnt] (also lomentum lə(ʊ) mɛntəm) noun Botany the pod of some leguminous plants, breaking up when mature into one seeded joints. Origin C19: from L., lit. bean meal (orig. used as a cosmetic) …   English new terms dictionary

  • loment — «um (L). A cosmetic, wash; bean meal …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • loment — lo·ment …   English syllables

  • loment — lo•ment [[t]ˈloʊ mɛnt[/t]] n. bot a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one seeded indehiscent joints • Etymology: 1810–15; < L lōmentum cleansing cream made of bean meal =lō (see lotion) +… …   From formal English to slang

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