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pulse Any leguminous plant of the pea family with edible seeds, such as the bean, lentil, pea, peanut and soya bean. The term may also refer to the seed alone. A valuable human food crop in developing countries where meat is in short supply, pulses are also used for oil production. Family Fabaceae/Leguminosae. See also legume

pulses

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pulses Name given to the dried seeds (matured on the plant) of legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils. In the fresh, wet form they contain about 90% water, but the dried form contains about 10% water and can be stored.