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English noun: legume

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


Synonymsleguminous plant


Broader (hypernym)climber, herb, herbaceous plant


Narrower (hyponym)adsuki bean, adzuki bean, Arachis hypogaea, asparagus bean, bean, bean plant, black-eyed pea, chickpea, chickpea plant, Cicer arietinum, cluster bean, corkscrew flower, cowpea, cowpea plant, crazy weed, crazyweed, Cyamopsis psoraloides, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, Dolichos biflorus, Egyptian pea, Glycine max, golden gram, green gram, guar, horse grain, horse gram, Lens culinaris, lentil, lentil plant, locoweed, Macrotyloma uniflorum, moth bean, mung, mung bean, pea, pea plant, peanut, peanut vine, Phaseolus aconitifolius, Phaseolus angularis, Phaseolus aureus, Phaseolus caracalla, poor man's pulse, sesbania, snail bean, snail flower, snail-flower, snailflower, soja, soja bean, soy, soya, soya bean, soybean, soybean plant, vetch, Vigna aconitifolia, Vigna angularis, Vigna caracalla, Vigna radiata, Vigna sesquipedalis, Vigna sinensis, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, wild pea, yard-long bean


Part holonymlegume


Member meronymFabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family

2. legume (plant) 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


Broader (hypernym)pod, seedpod


Narrower (hyponym)black-eyed pea, chickpea, cowpea, field pea, garbanzo, lentil, pea


Part meronymlegume, leguminous plant

3. legume (food) the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)


Broader (hypernym)veg, vegetable, veggie


Narrower (hyponym)bean, black-eyed pea, chickpea, cowpea, edible bean, garbanzo, lentil, pea, pulse


Substance holonymprotein









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