lead plant

leadplant

[led-plant, -plahnt]
noun
a North American shrub, Amorpha canescens, of the legume family, the leaves and twigs of which have a gray cast.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; lead2 + plant

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lead plant

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: leadplant
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 
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