lo·​ment ˈlō-ˌment How to pronounce loment (audio)
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loment was circa 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Loment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loment. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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