amor·​pha | \ əˈmȯrfə \

Definition of amorpha

1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs or shrubs (family Leguminosae) with odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers, the corolla being reduced to one petal — see false indigo, leadplant
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Amorpha

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First Known Use of amorpha

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amorpha

New Latin, from Greek amorphē, feminine of amorphos shapeless

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“Amorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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