Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the bean family. leguminose.

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Usage examples "leguminous":

  1. The general plan of the tests was much like that at Fredonia in most of the vineyards, with the additions of plats for stable manure and for leguminous and non- leguminous cover crops with and without lime. - "Manual of American Grape-Growing", U. P. Hedrick.
  2. Maize and the potato are very valuable additions to the field agriculture of Europe and the East, and the tomato is no mean gift to the kitchen gardens of the Old World, though certainly not an adequate return for the multitude of esculent roots and leguminous plants which the European colonists carried with them. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
  3. The curious, and long- known nodules on the roots of leguminous plants- peas, beans, clover, etc. - "Disease in Plants", H. Marshall Ward.