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Q: Categorization of vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Categorization of vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts
Category: Science > Agriculture and Farming
Asked by: hixie-ga
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Posted: 13 May 2006 11:47 PDT
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Question ID: 728470
Are beans considered vegetables?  I understand they are classified as
a legume.  What is the difference between a bean and grains?  Both are
cultivated plants and sometimes beans are considered vegetables but
grains never are.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Categorization of vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts
From: myoarin-ga on 13 May 2006 14:10 PDT
Beans are vegetables.  They grow on plants that are legumes.  Grains
are the seed of grass plants (as a rule, there may be some

If you search with   define:legume    define:vegetable    define:grain

you will get definitions of each word.  Some for "grain" will, of
course, refer the sand and other things.

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