pea family

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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noun

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pea family,
one of the largest of all plant families, containing dicotyledonous plants of great variety and wide distribution, characterized by having a legume as the fruit; the legumes. The family includes ornamentals such as the lupine and wisteria, and many plants of great economic importance such as the pea, peanut, bean, indigo, clover, and licorice.

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  • pea — [pē] n. pl. peas [back form. < ME pese, pees, a pea, taken as pl. < OE pise < LL pisa < L, pl. of pisum, a pea < Gr pison, a pea] 1. an annual, tendril climbing plant (Pisum sativum) of the pea family, with white or pinkish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • pea — pea1 pealike, adj. /pee/, n., pl. peas, (Archaic or Brit. Dial.) pease; adj. n. 1. the round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family. 2. the plant itself. 3. the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant. 4 …   Universalium

  • 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

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

  • 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

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