Definition of Family 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 Family Leguminosae
Literary usage of Family Leguminosae
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1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... be decked with its pure flowers and almost equally beautiful dark, glossy, evergreen leaves! PULSE FAMILY (Leguminosae) Wild or American Senna Cassia ..."
2. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"THE PULSE FAMILY—LEGUMINOSAE. This is a very large family and contains many well-known trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. It comprises about 460 genera ..."
3. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"... Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi, horseradish, cress and watercress. Clover Family Leguminosae Beans, peas and pulse. Mallow Family Malvaceae Okra. ..."
4. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Pea Family (Leguminosae). — The Pea family, which includes about 7000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, is the largest group of the ..."