Legumes produce their fruit as a pod and generally possess nitrogen-fixing bacteria in nodules on their roots. Because of those bacteria, legumes increase soil's nitrogen content. Some examples of legumes are soybeans, peas and alfalfa.
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Lentil, a small plant of southern Europe, related to the pea. Lentils are little cultivated in North America, but in southern Europe and the Middle East their seeds, also called lentils, are an important food. See more »