See also: legume

French edit

 
légumes (1)

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin legūmen (cf. older form lesgum); was once feminine and became masculine by the 17th century. Replaced the Old French leün, which was inherited from the same source. Compare Italian and Portuguese legume, Spanish legumbre.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /le.ɡym/
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Noun edit

légume m (plural légumes)

  1. (cooking) vegetable
    Synonym: (Cajun French) épi
    Manger des légumes est très bon pour la santé.
    Eating vegetables is very good for one's health.
  2. (figuratively, informal, offensive) vegetable, cabbage (someone in a vegetative state)
    Depuis qu’il a eu un accident de voiture, il ressemble à un vrai légume.
    Since his car accident he has turned into a complete vegetable.
  3. (botany, dated) legume; pod
    Synonym: gousse
    Le fruit de la vesce est un légume au sens strict.
    The seed of vetch is a legume in the strict sense of the word.
  4. (figuratively, informal) couch potato

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  • English: legume

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