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legume

 [leg´ūm]
1. any plant of the large family Leguminosae.
2. the pod or fruit of one of these plants, such as a pea or bean; this is an important source of protein in a vegetarian diet.

legume

/le·gume/ (lĕ´gūm)
1. any plant of the large family Leguminosae.
2. the pod or fruit of one of these plants, such as a pea or bean.

legume

[leg′yo̅o̅m]
Etymology: L, legumen, pulse
any of the members of the Fabales order of dicotyledenous plants, including dried peas, beans, and lentils.

legume

Any of a number of edible seeds enclosed in pods, which are a rich source of protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, B vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc).

Examples
Soy beans, lima beans, peas, lentils, peanuts and others.

legume

any member of the pea family (Leguminosae). These plants have fruits which are pods containing one or more seeds. Examples are pea, bean, lupin, laburnum, gorse. Most legumes have root nodules and so can grow in soils deficient in nitrogen (see NITROGEN FIXATION). The root nodules are formed by symbiotic association with bacteria, typically Rhizobium species.

leg·ume

(lā-gyūm)
Pod or fruit from family of plants that includes peas, lentils, and beans.

legume

1. the pod or fruit of a leguminous plant, such as peas and beans.
2. a leguminous plant, i.e. a member of the family Leguminosae.

legume bloat
frothy ruminal tympany in cattle grazing clover or lucerne.

Patient discussion about legume

Q. am allergic to all nuts and seeds, is it possible to be allergic to all legumes as well ie soy beans

A. Yes, it's possible, although not extremely common. You can read more here (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/food_allergy/page2_em.htm)

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As fertilizer has become increasingly expensive in Malawi in the past decade, the OMT project is helping farmers use legumes to improve the soil fertility and add a nutritious food to the diet.
Then summer came, and with it very dry weather resulting in some pastures that contained legumes being weakened because of stress from lack of moisture and overgrazing.
While peanut was a logical crop to study, it may not be the best legume to use in Zimbabwe to enhance soil fertility for corn production because most of the nitrogen resides in the nut, which is harvested and removed from the soil.
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The legume mixes are the first layer toward future expansion of products that are relevant to cooking with pressure cookers," said Patricio Barriga, Fagor president.