loment

loment

[loh-ment]
noun Botany.
a pod that is contracted in the spaces between the seeds and that breaks at maturity into one-seeded indehiscent joints.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English lomente < Latin lōmentum bean meal, face cream made of loment, equivalent to (tus) (variant of lautus, past participle of lavāre to wash; see lave1) + -mentum -ment

lomentlike, adjective
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loment or lomentum (ˈləʊmɛnt, ləʊˈmɛntəm)
 
n , pl -ments, -menta
the pod of certain leguminous plants, constricted between each seed and breaking into one-seeded portions when ripe
 
[C19: from Latin lomentum bean meal]
 
lomentum or lomentum (ˈləʊmɛnt, ləʊˈmɛntəm, -ˈmɛntə)
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin lomentum bean meal]
 
lomentaceous or lomentum
 
adj

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loment   (lō'měnt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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