loment


lo·ment

noun \ˈlō-ˌment, -mənt\

Definition of LOMENT

:  a dry indehiscent fruit (as of tick trefoil) that is a modified legume having constrictions between the seeds and that breaks into one-seeded segments at maturity

Origin of LOMENT

New Latin lomentum, from Latin, wash made from bean meal, from lavere to wash — more at lye
First Known Use: circa 1830

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