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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
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for ground-plum

ground plum

noun
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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