Definition of Leguminous plant
1. Noun. An erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae.
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Terms within: Legume
Specialized synonyms: Arachis Hypogaea, Peanut, Peanut Vine, Chickpea, Chickpea Plant, Cicer Arietinum, Egyptian Pea, Cluster Bean, Cyamopsis Psoraloides, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus, Guar, Glycine Max, Soja, Soja Bean, Soy, Soya, Soya Bean, Soybean, Soybean Plant, Wild Pea, Lens Culinaris, Lentil, Lentil Plant, Dolichos Biflorus, Horse Grain, Horse Gram, Macrotyloma Uniflorum, Poor Man's Pulse, Crazy Weed, Crazyweed, Locoweed, Bean, Bean Plant, Pea, Pea Plant, Sesbania, Vetch, Moth Bean, Phaseolus Aconitifolius, Vigna Aconitifolia, Adsuki Bean, Adzuki Bean, Phaseolus Angularis, Vigna Angularis, Corkscrew Flower, Phaseolus Caracalla, Snail Bean, Snail Flower, Snail-flower, Snailflower, Vigna Caracalla, Golden Gram, Green Gram, Mung, Mung Bean, Phaseolus Aureus, Vigna Radiata, Black-eyed Pea, Cowpea, Cowpea Plant, Vigna Sinensis, Vigna Unguiculata, Asparagus Bean, Vigna Sesquipedalis, Vigna Unguiculata Sesquipedalis, Yard-long Bean
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant, Climber
Derivative terms: Leguminous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leguminous Plant
Literary usage of Leguminous plant
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1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"Seguidillas, a leguminous plant with edible pods, which Antigonon ... A twining leguminous plant with pinnate leaves and large showy deep-blue flowers. ..."
2. Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Hardiness and by Daniel Hall (1912)
"... do fix the atmospheric nitrogen by the help of certain bacteria living in symbiosis upon the root of the leguminous plant The leguminous plant, however, ..."
3. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"These involution forms (' bacteroids ') are then used by the leguminous plant as proteid reserves, that is to say, they are broken down and employed in the ..."