leguminous

adjective le·gu·mi·nous \ li-ˈgyü-mə-nəs , le- \
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of leguminous

1 : of, resembling, or consisting of legumes (such as peas)
2 : of or relating to the legume family

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15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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