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Meaning of legume

leg•ume

Pronunciation: (leg'ym, li-gym'), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the legume family, esp. 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 legume family.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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