Definition of Loment

1. Noun. Seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments.

Generic synonyms: Pod, Seedpod



Definition of Loment

1. n. An elongated pod, consisting, like the legume, of two valves, but divided transversely into small cells, each containing a single seed.

Definition of Loment

1. Noun. A type of modified legume that breaks apart at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loment

1. a type of plant pod [n -S]

Medical Definition of Loment

1. An elongated pod, consisting, like the legume, of two valves, but divided transversely into small cells, each containing a single seed. Origin: L. Lomentum a mixture of bean meal and rice, used as a cosmetic wash, bean meal, fr. Lavare, lotum, to wash. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loment

lolog
lologs
lolzies
loma
lomas
lomasome
lomata
lomatia
lomatinous
lombardic
lomcevak
lomcevaks
lomed
lomein
lomeins
loment (current term)
lomenta
lomentaceous
loments
lomentum
lomentums
lomes
lomilomi
loming
lomonite
lomonosovite
lompish
lomustine
lonafarnib
lonco

Literary usage of Loment

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1. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"2X-) erect, simple, pubescent, leafy at the sum- case of the stem : peduncles with glutinous hairs : joints of the loment ob- "^ leaves ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"loment constricted on both margins, more deeply below than above. ... Leaflets narrowly linear ; joints of the loment usually concave on the back. ..."

3. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"loment with the constrictions deeper below than above; joints longer ... loment with equally deep constrictions on both sides ; joints suborbicular. 4. ..."

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