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    Are nuts in the legume family?

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    A legume in botanical writing is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although the term "pod" is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla and radish. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soy, and peanuts. Locust trees (Gleditsia or Robinia), wisteria, and the Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) are all legumes.

    Peanuts yes because they grow underground on a bush, the rest of the nuts are usually off trees so they are not legumes.
    "DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE "(LEGUME)" FAMILY BUT THEY SURE IN THE (H#*L) ARE IN MINE'S!" "(TELL YOU WHAT)!"


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