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leguminous

[li-gyoo-muh-nuh s] /lɪˈgyu mə nəs/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or bearing legumes.
2.
belonging to the Leguminosae.
Compare legume family.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin legūmin- (stem of legūmen; see legume) + -ous
Related forms
nonleguminous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non leguminous

leguminous

/lɪˈɡjuːmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae), a family of flowering plants having pods (or legumes) as fruits and root nodules enabling storage of nitrogen-rich material: includes peas, beans, clover, gorse, acacia, and carob
Word Origin
C17: from Latin legūmen; see legume
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Word Origin and History for non leguminous

leguminous

adj.

early 15c., from Latin legumen (see legume) + -ous.

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