Definition of Leguminosae
1. Noun. A large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Member holonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant, Arachis, Genus Arachis, Brya, Genus Brya, Centrolobium, Genus Centrolobium, Coumarouna, Dipteryx, Genus Coumarouna, Genus Dipteryx, Genus Hymenaea, Hymenaea, Genus Melilotus, Genus Swainsona, Swainsona, Genus Trifolium, Trifolium, Family Mimosaceae, Mimosaceae, Mimosoideae, Subfamily Mimosoideae, Genus Physostigma, Physostigma, Caesalpiniaceae, Family Caesalpiniaceae, Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae, Locust, Locust Tree, Genus Tamarindus, Tamarindus, Family Papilionacea, Papilionaceae, Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae, Wild Pea, Bean, Bean Plant
Group relationships: Order Rosales, Rosales
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leguminosae
Literary usage of Leguminosae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"The organisms must be such as have special relationships with the Leguminosae. Further, different Leguminosae require different microorganisms, ..."
2. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"The paucity of Leguminosae in oceanic floras was long ago pointed out by Sir ... 25), where he makes the very significant remark that the Leguminosae are ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"PLANT NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS-X Leguminosae-II BY WIU. ... are a number of herbaceous species of ^*' Leguminosae the group, as a whole, is a woody one. ..."
4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The Leguminosae family is distributed all over the world, and is only absent from the very remote islands of the Antarctic, though only sparingly ..."