family Leguminosae

family Leguminosae
noun
a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Rosales, ↑order Rosales
Member Meronyms:

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  • family Mimosaceae — noun family of spiny woody plants (usually shrubs or small trees) whose leaves mimic animals in sensitivity to touch; commonly included in the family Leguminosae • Syn: ↑Mimosaceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Leguminosae …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Caesalpiniaceae — noun spiny trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, including the genera Caesalpinia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Bauhinia; commonly included in the family Leguminosae • Syn: ↑Caesalpiniaceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Leguminosae,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Papilionacea — noun leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae • Syn: ↑Papilionaceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Leguminosae, ↑family Leguminosae, ↑Fabac …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Fabaceae — noun a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae • Syn: ↑Leguminosae, ↑family Leguminosae, ↑Fabaceae, ↑legume family, ↑pea family •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leguminosae — noun a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae • Syn: ↑family Leguminosae, ↑Fabaceae, ↑family Fabaceae, ↑legume family, ↑pea family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Family (biology) — In biological classification, family (Latin: familia , plural familiae ) is a taxonomic rank. Exact details of formal nomenclature depend on the Nomenclature Code which applies.: Example : Walnuts and Hickories belong to the Walnut family is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Leguminosae — Le·gu·mi·no·sae li .gyü mə nō (.)sē n pl a large family 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • family Connaraceae — noun mostly tropical climbing shrubs or small trees; closely related to Leguminosae • Syn: ↑Connaraceae, ↑zebrawood family • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Rosales, ↑order Rosales …   Useful english dictionary

  • legume family — noun a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae • Syn: ↑Leguminosae, ↑family Leguminosae, ↑Fabaceae, ↑family Fabaceae, ↑pea family • …   Useful english dictionary

  • pea family — noun a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae • Syn: ↑Leguminosae, ↑family Leguminosae, ↑Fabaceae, ↑family Fabaceae, ↑legume… …   Useful english dictionary

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