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Definition 1: the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils) - [noun denoting food]

(legume is a kind of ...) edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

(... is a kind of legume ) edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)

(... is a kind of legume ) any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food

(... is a kind of legume ) round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food

(... is a kind of legume ) seed of a pea plant used for food

(... is a kind of legume ) large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried

(... is a kind of legume ) eaten fresh as shell beans or dried

(legume is made of the substance ...) any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes

"a diet high in protein"

Definition 2: an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for legume in the sense of this definition

(legume is a kind of ...) a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants

(legume is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of legume ) any of various plants of the genus Sesbania having pinnate leaves and large showy pea-like flowers

(... is a kind of legume ) any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants

(... is a kind of legume ) East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus

(... is a kind of legume ) bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds

(... is a kind of legume ) perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus

(... is a kind of legume ) erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus

(... is a kind of legume ) sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure

(... is a kind of legume ) South American bean having very long succulent pods

(... is a kind of legume ) a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds

(... is a kind of legume ) any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods

(... is a kind of legume ) any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock

(... is a kind of legume ) widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground

(... is a kind of legume ) Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds

(... is a kind of legume ) drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material

(... is a kind of legume ) erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia

(... is a kind of legume ) any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines

(... is a kind of legume ) widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder

(... is a kind of legume ) twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

(legume is a part of ...) the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case

(... is a member of legume) a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae

Definition 3: the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case - [noun denoting plant]

(legume is a kind of ...) a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

(... is a kind of legume ) the seed of the chickpea plant

(... is a kind of legume ) the fruit or seed of a lentil plant

(... is a kind of legume ) the fruit or seed of a pea plant

(... is a kind of legume ) seed of the field pea plant

(... is a kind of legume ) fruit or seed of the cowpea plant

(... is part of legume) an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae

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