Non-legume



[leg-yoom, li-gyoom] /ˈlɛg yum, lɪˈgyum/

noun
1.
any plant of the , especially those used for feed, food, or as a soil-improving crop.
2.
the pod or seed vessel of such a plant.
3.
any table vegetable of the .
/ˈlɛɡjuːm; lɪˈɡjuːm/
noun
1.
the long dry dehiscent fruit produced by leguminous plants; a pod
2.
any table vegetable of the family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae), esp beans or peas
3.
any leguminous plant
n.

plant of the group of the pulse family, 1670s, from French légume (16c.), from Latin legumen “pulse, leguminous plant,” of unknown origin. One suggestion ties it to Latin legere “to gather” (see lecture (n.)), because they can be scooped by the handful. Used in Middle English in the Latin form legumen (late 14c.).
legume
(lěg’ym’, lə-gym’)

leguminous adjective

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