Definition of leguminous in English:
Relating to or denoting plants of the pea family (Leguminosae). These have seeds in pods, distinctive flowers, and typically root nodules containing symbiotic bacteria able to fix nitrogen. Compare with papilionaceous.
- Golden peanut oil is a by-product of the leguminous plant native to Mexico.
- Still, no one had figured out how leguminous plants assimilate nitrogen.
- Tomato has an advantage if planting follows leguminous crops like groundnuts and beans which put nitrogen back into the soil.
Definition of leguminous in:
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