Definition of Leguminosae

1. Noun. A large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leguminosae

Legionella bozemanii
Legionella dumoffii
Legionella feeleii
Legionella gormanii
Legionella longbeachae
Legionella micdadei
Legionella pneumophilia
Legionella wadsworthii
Legionellaceae
Legionnaire
Legionnaires
Lego
Lego set
Legoland
Legolands
Leguminosae (current term)
Legundi
Lehar
Lehigh River
Leia
Leibnitz
Leibnitzian
Leibniz
Leibniz's law
Leibnizian
Leicester
Leicestershire
Leichtenstern's phenomenon
Leichtenstern's sign
Leichtlin's camas

Literary usage of Leguminosae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"The organisms must be such as have special relationships with the Leguminosae. Further, different Leguminosae require different microorganisms, ..."

2. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"The paucity of Leguminosae in oceanic floras was long ago pointed out by Sir ... 25), where he makes the very significant remark that the Leguminosae are ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"PLANT NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS-X Leguminosae-II BY WIU. ... are a number of herbaceous species of ^*' Leguminosae the group, as a whole, is a woody one. ..."

4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The Leguminosae family is distributed all over the world, and is only absent from the very remote islands of the Antarctic, though only sparingly ..."

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