Definition of legumen in English:

legumen

noun

  • 1A leguminous plant; = "legume". Formerly also (as mass noun): †such plants collectively (obsolete).

  • 2Botany. The fruit or seed-pod of a leguminous plant; = "legume". Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin legūmin-, legūmen leguminous plant, pulse, fruit of such a plant from legere to gather + -men, with allusion to the fact that the fruit of the plant may be gathered by hand.

Pronunciation

legumen

/lɪˈɡjuːmɪn/