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Open Leguminosae

In botany, the pea family, which includes over 16,000 species of dicotyledonous trees, shrubs, climbers, and herbaceous plants. These plants are


one of the citrus fruits , from a tree (Citrus limon) of the family Rutaceae ( orange family), probably native to India. A small tree (to about 15

Open Lemon balm
Lemon balm

Source: Melissa officinalis L. (Family Lamiaceae). Common/vernacular names: Balm, bee balm, common balm, lemon balm, melissa, and melissa balm. An

Open Lemongrass

A showy, tropical grass with fibrous, sharp-edged leaves, lemongrass flourishes in temperate climates if it is overwintered indoors. The bulbous

Open Lentils

An annual legume, lentils were among the first plants that humans domesticated. Like all members of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family, lentils bear

Open Lettuce

annual garden plant (Lactuca sativa and varieties) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), probably native to the East Indies or Asia Minor,

Open lobster

marine crustacean with five pairs of jointed legs, the first bearing large pincerlike claws of unequal size adapted to crushing the shells of its

Open Lunch

When lunch first appeared on the scene, at the end of the 16th century, it was used for a ‘slice or hunk of food’ (‘He shall take bread and cut it