how to pronounce legume


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legume is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of legume in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… it is a legume in the form of a chickpea …”

meanings of legume


  1. The fruit or seed of leguminous plants (as peas or beans) used for food.
  2. A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.
  3. Any of a large family (Fabaceae, syn. Leguminosae) 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 forage plants (as peas, beans, or clovers).

legume frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word legume occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics legume can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that legume can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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