We were always taught that légume is the best all-purpose word for vegetable, but also find végetal in our handy dictionary. If you want to be more precise, légumes verts refers to green vegetables, while légumes secs is the category of foods we refer to in English as legumes, such as beans, lentils, peas, soybeans, etc.

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