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A deciduous North American shrub (Amorpha canescens) in the pea family, having small purple flowers and pinnately compound leaves covered with whitish hairs.
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any of several North American shrubs of the genus Amorpha, esp Amorpha canescens, which was thought by some early miners to indicate the presence of lead ore
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a North American shrub, Amorpha canescens, having grayish leaves and twigs.
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|Noun||1.||leadplant - 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|
amorpha - any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers
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