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[loh-ment] /ˈloʊ mɛnt/

noun, Botany.
a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one-seeded indehiscent joints.
noun (pl) -ments, -menta (-ˈmɛntə)
the pod of certain leguminous plants, constricted between each seed and breaking into one-seeded portions when ripe
An indehiscent legume (a seed pod that does not split open) that is divided into separate seed-bearing segments, giving it a jointed appearance. The segments break off one by one at maturity. It is the characteristic fruit of many leguminous plants, such as the tick trefoil and the crown vetch.


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