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Definition of legume

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Definition as written by Sis:

Plants belonging to the Leguminosae (now Fabaceae) family. Edible legumes include peas and beans.

A simple, dry, dehiscent and podlke fruit which splits along two seams

Definition as written by talinum:

Legumes all share the ability to draw nitrogen staight from the air, by a bacteria that lives in nodules on their roots. Some more examples include clover, lupins, wisteria, acacias and some brooms.

Definition as written by Monocromatico:

Legume is the kind of fruit composed by one carpel and one to several axillary ovules. It may be a dry and deiscent capsule, or a woody and indeiscent pood, or even a colorful, fleshy fruit. Legumes can also be modified into winged structures, or be divided in loments (see "loment").

Many legumes are edible, not to mention than many legume seeds are used by most of the world population as one of the main food sources.


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