Definition of Family Leguminosae

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Leguminosae

family Lamiaceae
family Laminariaceae
family Lamnidae
family Lampridae
family Lampyridae
family Laniidae
family Lanthanotidae
family Lardizabalaceae
family Laricariidae
family Laridae
family Lasiocampidae
family Latimeridae
family Lauraceae
family Lecanoraceae
family Lecythidaceae
family Leguminosae (current term)
family Leiopelmatidae
family Leitneriaceae
family Lemnaceae
family Lemuridae
family Lennoaceae
family Lentibulariaceae
family Lepadidae
family Lepidobotryaceae
family Lepidodendraceae
family Lepiotaceae
family Lepismatidae
family Lepisosteidae
family Leporidae
family Leptodactylidae

Literary usage of Family Leguminosae

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

1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... be decked with its pure flowers and almost equally beautiful dark, glossy, evergreen leaves! PULSE FAMILY (Leguminosae) Wild or American Senna Cassia ..."

2. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"THE PULSE FAMILY—LEGUMINOSAE. This is a very large family and contains many well-known trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. It comprises about 460 genera ..."

3. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"... Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi, horseradish, cress and watercress. Clover Family Leguminosae Beans, peas and pulse. Mallow Family Malvaceae Okra. ..."

4. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Pea Family (Leguminosae). — The Pea family, which includes about 7000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, is the largest group of the ..."

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