ground plum

ground plum

noun
1.
a prostrate milk vetch, Astragalus crassicarpus, of the legume family, growing in the prairie regions of North America.
2.
its plum-shaped fruit.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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ground plum
 
n
1.  a North American leguminous plant, Astragalus caryocarpus, with purple or white flowers and green thick-walled plumlike edible pods
2.  the pod of this plant

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