Legume

  • 1 légume — [ legym ] n. m. et f. • 1611; au fém. 1575; lesgum XIVe; lat. legumen « plante à gousse » I ♦ N. m. 1 ♦ (aussi n. f. au XVIIe) Vx Graines qui se forment dans des gousses. 2 ♦ (1690) Mod. Plante potagère dont certaines parties ( …

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  • 2 Legume — Légume Étal de légumes variés …

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  • 3 Legume — Leg ume (l[e^]g [ u]m or l[ e]*g[=u]m ), n. [F. l[ e]gume, L. legumen, fr. legere to gather. So called because they may be gathered without cutting. See {Legend}.] 1. (Bot.) A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 legume — plant of the group of the pulse family, 1670s, from Fr. légume (16c.), from L. legumen pulse, leguminous plant, of unknown origin. One suggestion ties it to L. legere to gather (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)), because they can be scooped by the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 legume — LEGUME. s. m. Il se dit proprement & particulierement de certains petits fruits verds qui viennent dans des gousses, comme pois, feves &c. Il n y a guere de meilleur legume que les pois. Il se dit aussi generalement de toute sorte d herbe… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 legume — [leg′yo͞om΄, li gyo͞om′] n. [Fr légume < L legumen, lit., anything that can be gathered < legere, to gather: see LOGIC] 1. any of an order (Fabales) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees, including the peas, beans, mimosas, and the… …

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  • 7 legume — s.m. [lat. legŭmen ( mĭnis )]. 1. (bot.) [frutto caratteristico delle piante leguminose] ▶◀ baccello. 2. [al plur., semi delle diverse leguminose alimentari: minestra di l. ] ▶◀ ⇓ ceci, fagioli, fave, lenticchie, piselli …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 8 legume — s. m. 1. Grão das plantas faseoláceas. 2.  [Botânica] Planta hortense que dá vagem. 3. Produto da horticultura. 4. Hortaliça …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 9 legume — ► NOUN 1) a leguminous plant grown as a crop. 2) a seed, pod, or other edible part of a leguminous plant, used as food. ORIGIN Latin legumen, from legere to pick …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Légume — Étal de légumes variés Légumes cultivés dans un jardin potager …

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  • 11 Legume — A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for… …

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  • 12 legume — /leg yoohm, li gyoohm /, n. 1. any plant of the legume family, esp. those used for feed, food, or as a soil improving crop. 2. the pod or seed vessel of such a plant. 3. any table vegetable of the legume family. [1670 80; < F légume vegetable < L …

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  • 13 légume — (lé gu m ) s. m. 1°   La partie que l on cueille sur une plante potagère et qui est destinée à l alimentation ; c est le fruit dans les haricots, les pois ; c est la racine dans les navets, les carottes ; c est la feuille dans les laitues, les… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 legume — noun Etymology: French légume, from Latin legumin , legumen leguminous plant, from legere to gather more at legend Date: 1676 1. a. the fruit or seed of plants of the legume family (as peas or beans) used for food b. a vegetable used for food 2.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 LÉGUME — s. m. Il se dit, proprement, de Certaines graines qui viennent dans des gousses, comme les pois, les fèves, etc. Légumes nourrissants, savoureux. Légumes verts. Légumes secs. Les haricots sont un légume dont les estomacs faibles doivent s… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 legume — leg·ume || legjuːm ,lɪ g n. plant belonging to the legume family; pod or seed container produced by a legume plant; vegetable belonging to the legume family …

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  • 17 légume — n.f. S emploie pour le masculin : La légume est chère. / Une grosse légume, un personnage important. / Perdre ses légumes, déféquer ou uriner involontairement, par peur ou par sénilité …

    Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • 18 legume — UK [ˈleɡjuːm] / US [ˈleˌɡjum] / US [ləˈɡjum] noun [countable] Word forms legume : singular legume plural legumes biology a) a seed such as a pea or bean that grows in a pod b) a plant that has these seeds …

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  • 19 legume — leg•ume [[t]ˈlɛg yum, lɪˈgyum[/t]] n. 1) pln any plant of the legume family, esp. one used for feed, food, or as a soil improving crop 2) pln coo the pod, bean, or pea of such a plant, usu. divided into two parts and often used for food •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 legume — leg|ume [ˈlegju:m, lıˈgju:m] n technical [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: légume, from Latin legumen, from legere; LEGEND] a plant such as a bean plant that has seeds in a ↑pod (=a long thin case) >leguminous [lıˈgju:mınəs] adj …

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