loment

noun
lo·​ment | \ ˈlō-ˌment How to pronounce loment (audio) , -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

First Known Use of loment

circa 1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loment

New Latin lomentum, from Latin, wash made from bean meal, from lavere to wash — more at lye

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The first known use of loment was circa 1830

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“Loment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loment. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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