from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An indehiscent legume, as of the tick trefoil, usually constricted between the seeds and separating at maturity into one-seeded segments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of modified legume that breaks apart at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An elongated pod, consisting, like the legume, of two valves, but divided transversely into small cells, each containing a single seed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mash or mixture.
- n. In botany, a legume which at maturity breaks up by transverse articulations into oneseeded indehiscent joints. See legume, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments
Latin lōmentum, skin conditioner made of bean meal, from lavere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)