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legume family

noun
1.
the large plant family Leguminosae (or Fabaceae), typified by herbaceous plants, shrubs, trees, and vines having usually compound leaves, clusters of irregular, keeled flowers, and fruit in the form of a pod splitting along both sides, and including beans, peas, acacia, alfalfa, clover, indigo, lentil, mesquite, mimosa, and peanut.
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  • The silk tree, or mimosa, is a small tree of the legume family.
  • Green peas are actually a member of the legume family.
  • The genetic studies currently being conducted within the legume family create a huge influx of data.

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