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loment

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noun lo·ment \ˈlō-ˌment, -mənt\

Definition of loment

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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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