Definition of Legumes
1. Noun. (plural of legume) ¹
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Definition of Legumes
1. legume [n] - See also: legume
Medical Definition of Legumes
1. The large family of plants, leguminosae, including many with edible parts. most species harbor nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their roots. Several species, like the vetches, cause lathyrism, favism, and other forms of poisoning of cattle or people. Other species yield useful materials like gums from acacia and various lectins like phytohemagglutinin from phaseolus. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Legumes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1919)
"legumes Of the legumes, the pea and the bean are the most important ... The legumes contain a liberal proportion of protein (legumin), carbohydrates, ..."
2. Italian Weights and Measures from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century by Ronald Edward Zupko (1981)
"wheat and legumes), Patti (20 tomoli for wheat and legumes), Alcara li Fusi (20 tomoli for barley and legumes), Piazza Armerina (20 tomoli for wheat and ..."
3. School and Home Cooking by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer (1920)
"But the dried seeds of legumes exceed all seeds in protein content. ... Soy-beans are much richer in protein than any of the legumes. ..."
4. Public School Methods (1921)
"Why legumes Are Grown. Nearly every farmer is a staunch friend of the legumes. There is a reason for this. One of the remarkable facts about these plants is ..."
5. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"Many of the familiar legumes of the United States are found growing to some extent in most tropical countries, but the list of leading legumes in the ..."
6. Flora scotica, or, A description of Scottish plants, arranged both according by William Jackson Hooker (1821)
"403. EB t. 10-17. Stems spreading, 3—5 inches in length. Flowers small, rose coloured. legumes long, and not according with the genus ..."
7. The Essentials of Agriculture by Henry Jackson Waters (1915)
"CHAPTER XVII legumes Lupines and vetches for forage, if cut green, and the earth plowed above their roots, fertilize the lands like manure. ..."