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Legume vs. Vegetable

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Legumenoun

The fruit or seed of leguminous plants (as peas or beans) used for food.

Vegetablenoun

Any plant.

Legumenoun

Any of a large family (Fabaceae, syn. Leguminosae) 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).

Vegetablenoun

A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, or spice in the culinary sense.

Legumenoun

A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.

Vegetablenoun

The edible part of such a plant.

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Legumenoun

A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.

Vegetablenoun

A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a brain-dead person.

Legumenoun

The fruit of leguminous plants, as peas, beans, lupines; pulse.

Vegetableadjective

Of or relating to plants.

Legumenoun

an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae

Vegetableadjective

Of or relating to vegetables.

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Legumenoun

the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a two-valved case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attached to one edge of the valves

Vegetableadjective

Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable growths, juices, etc.

‘Blooming ambrosial fruitOf vegetable gold.’;

Legumenoun

the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)

Vegetableadjective

Consisting of, or comprising, plants; as, the vegetable kingdom.

Legume

A legume () is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or the fruit or seed of such a plant. When used as a dry grain, the seed is also called a pulse.

Vegetableadjective

Plants having distinct flowers and true seeds.

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Vegetablenoun

A plant. See Plant.

Vegetablenoun

A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table.

Vegetablenoun

A person who has permanently lost consciousness, due to damage to the brain, but remains alive; sometimes continued life requires support by machinery such as breathing tubes. Such a person is said to be in a vegetative state.

Vegetablenoun

edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

Vegetablenoun

any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower

Vegetableadjective

of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants;

‘decaying vegetable matter’; ‘a mineral deposit’; ‘mineral water’;

Vegetable

Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food. The original meaning is still commonly used and is applied to plants collectively to refer to all edible plant matter, including the flowers, fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and seeds.

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