Le*gu"mi*nous (?), a. [Cf. F. l'egumineux.]

1.

Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse.

2. Bot.

Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.

 

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