amorpha

noun amor·pha \əˈmȯrfə\

Definition of amorpha

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Amorpha

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Origin and Etymology of amorpha

New Latin, from Greek amorphē, feminine of amorphos shapeless


First Known Use: 1753


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