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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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In contrast, non legume foliage contains significantly higher NDF, ADF and ADL contents as compared with leguminous foliage (Table 3).
Growing leguminous crops (shade trees, cover crops, green crops etc.
This study aimed to investigate and compare soil properties under different cultivation regimes of seven leguminous crops (including creeping and shrubby forms), two grasses, and two types of nursery NR tree.
Alternatively, you can leave them to grow over winter, helping to smother any potential overwintering weeds and, with the leguminous types, you will get a free helping of nitrogen as the plants fix nitrogen on the roots of these plants with the help of lots of bacteria in the soil.
The harvest of oilseeds and leguminous plants went down 2% to 364,100 tonnes, while that of root crops is projected at 3.
of Dundee and Scottish Crop Institute, UK) summarizes current knowledge on the world's leguminous plants and their symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria and provides details on aspects that have not been covered in depth in other volumes.
Mesquite is a versatile desert denizen with the feathery, bipinnate foliage characteristic of leguminous, self-fertilizing trees.
The contributions of leguminous and non-leguminous crops (fallow/maize, black oat/maize, black oat + vetch/maize, black oat + vetch/maize + cowpea, lablab + maize, pigeon pea + maize, and digitaria) and mineral N fertiliser (0 and 180 kg N/ha.
The most important predictors of species richness across transects were percentage ground cover of weeds for butterflies; and epiphyte prevalence and presence of leguminous crops for birds.
Leguminous cover crops could easily fix enough nitrogen to replace the synthetic fertilizer now used and increase yields.
I've looked it up - it's 'an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant', apparently - and can't profess to being much wiser, but the masala certainly complemented the lamb perfectly.