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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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Areas cultivated for a long period with grass crops can still maintain a NNFB community capable of establishing symbiosis with the host leguminous plant in succession, i.
Rhizobium isolates were verified for their capability to procedure nodules with their original hosts and with other leguminous hosts using inoculation assays.
The leguminous cover crops also perform multiple functions such as reducing soil water evaporation, runoff losses, soil erosion, improve or maintain soil fertility and recycling of nutrients.
Initially, 6 fresh pods of the same leguminous species were transferred into a single glass jar used for rearing, each containing hundreds of adult thrips.
Tests were carried out to compare the insecticidal efficacy of 4 leguminous food plants on the young adults of T.
Sweet) is the one of the most important leguminous forage crops in the tropic, it is believed to have originated in India , used as cover crop in many countries, produces adequate ground cover and good weed suppression ( Ekeleme et al.
Residues of Puerariaphaseoloides and Centrosema brasilianum were used as leguminous plant while Chromolaena odorata and Panicum maximum were used as nonleguminous plants.
The objective of this study was to characterise common grasses, leguminous shrubs and non-leguminous shrubs used for livestock grazing in parts of Australia and Ghana based on the methanogenic activity of ruminal bacteria (C[H.
Intercropping between leguminous plants and grasses may increase the availability of N in the soil and the sustainability of agricultural and cattle-raising systems by N biological fixation or by the recycling of the nutrient.
The other food commodities including fish and fish preparations, fruit and leguminous vegetable recorded respective growth of 11 percent,78.