non·​le·​gume ˌnän-ˈle-ˌgyüm How to pronounce nonlegume (audio)
plural nonlegumes
: a plant that is not a legume
grasses and other nonlegumes
nonlegume crops
nonleguminous adjective
nonleguminous plants
nonleguminous cover crops

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonlegume was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Nonlegume.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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