Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniacea; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Leguminosæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae

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Examples

  • Many species of the genus Lonchocarpus are endemic to the Balsas region, and the largest of the guaje rojo trees (Leucaena esculenta) is found only in this habitat, as well as the endemic fabaceae Macroptilium pedatum.

    Balsas dry forests

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