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One entry found for legume.
Main Entry: leg·ume
Pronunciation: primarystressleg-secondarystressyüm, li-primarystressgyüm
Function: noun
1 a : any of a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees that have fruits which are dry single-celled pods that split into two pieces when ripe, that bear nodules on the roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and that include important food plants (as peas, beans, or clovers) b : the part (as seeds or pods) of a legume used as food
2 : the pod of a legume
[legume illustration]

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