Definition of legumes
- legumes Noun Plural of legume
- legume Noun The fruit or seed of leguminous plants (as peas or beans) used for food; a vegetable used for food.
- legume Noun Any of a large family (Leguminosae syn. Fabaceae) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees having fruits that are legumes or loments, bearing nodules on the roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and including important food and forage plants (as peas, beans, or clovers).
- legume Noun A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.