A legume is a plant in the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family. The seed pods, or fruits, of these plants have 2 seams that run along the length of the pod, with multiple seeds attached to one of the seams, like the pea pod shown here. When the seeds mature, the seams burst open to distribute them. These dried legume seeds are sometimes referred to as pluses.
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