Meaning of PULSE in English

n. (as sing. or pl.) 1 the edible seeds of various leguminous plants, e.g. chick-peas, lentils, beans, etc. 2 the plant or plants producing this.

[ ME f. OF pols f. L puls pultis porridge of meal etc. ]

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