leadplant
noun Date: circa 1833 a leguminous shrub (Amorpha canescens) of the western United States that has hoary pinnate leaves and bears dull-colored racemose flowers

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  • leadplant — n. A shrub ({Amorpha canescens}) of sandy woodlands and streambanks of the Western U. S. having hoary pinnate flowers and dull colored racemose flowers; it is thought to indicate the presence of lead ore. Syn: lead plant, {Amorpha canescens}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leadplant — ☆ leadplant [led′plant΄ ] n. a small, leguminous, American plant (Amorpha canescens) thought by early miners to indicate lead deposits …   English World dictionary

  • leadplant — pilkoji amorfa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Amorpha canescens), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Amorpha canescens angl. leadplant šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • leadplant — /led plant , plahnt /, n. a North American shrub, Amorpha canescens, of the legume family, the leaves and twigs of which have a gray cast. [1825 35, Amer.; LEAD2 + PLANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • leadplant — lead•plant [[t]ˈlɛdˌplænt, ˌplɑnt[/t]] n. pln a North American shrub, Amorpha canescens, having grayish leaves and twigs • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • leadplant — noun shrub of sandy woodlands and stream banks of western United States having hoary pinnate flowers and dull colored racemose flowers; thought to indicate the presence of lead ore • Syn: ↑lead plant, ↑Amorpha canescens • Hypernyms: ↑amorpha * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amorpha canescens — leadplant leadplant n. A shrub ({Amorpha canescens}) of sandy woodlands and streambanks of the Western U. S. having hoary pinnate flowers and dull colored racemose flowers; it is thought to indicate the presence of lead ore. Syn: lead plant,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amorpha canescens — leadplant leadplant n. A shrub ({Amorpha canescens}) of sandy woodlands and streambanks of the Western U. S. having hoary pinnate flowers and dull colored racemose flowers; it is thought to indicate the presence of lead ore. Syn: lead plant,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amorpha — Taxobox name = Amorpha image width = 240px image caption = Desert false indigo ( Amorpha fruticosa ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae genus = Amorpha genus… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Minnesota wild flowers — The List of Minnesota wild flowers lists all of the wild flowers native to Minnesota. Common names follow Minnesota DNR conventions. Where several species of plants share part of a common name, they have been grouped together under that name;… …   Wikipedia

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