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Definition of leguminous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leguminous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡjuːmɪnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɪˈɡjuːmɪnəs//
 
[usually before noun] (specialist)
 
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relating to plants of the legume family Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘relating to pulses’): from medieval Latin leguminosus, from legumen, from legere ‘to pick’ (because the fruit or vegetable may be picked by hand).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: leguminous