legume

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French légume, from Latin legūmen (bean).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɪˈɡjuːm/, /ˈlɛɡjuːm/

Noun[edit]

legume (plural legumes)

  1. The fruit or seed of leguminous plants (as peas or beans) used for food.
  2. Any of a large family (Leguminosae syn. Fabaceae) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees having fruits that are legumes or loments, bearing nodules on the roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and including important food and forage plants (as peas, beans, or clovers).
  3. A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin legūmen.

Noun[edit]

legume m (plural legumi)

  1. peas, beans, lentils and similar pulses

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

legume m (plural legumes)

  1. legume (fruits of leguminous plants)
  2. (Brazil) any vegetable

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

legume f pl, plural of legumă

  1. legumes