lead·​plant | \ ˈled-ˌplant How to pronounce leadplant (audio) \

Definition of leadplant

: a leguminous shrub (Amorpha canescens) of the western U.S. that has hoary pinnate leaves and bears dull-colored racemose flowers

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Recent Examples on the Web And the author is fond of leadplant, which does it all — even fixes nitrogen, a nutrient often in short supply on a hellstrip. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Hellstrip garden makes great first impression, but isn’t easy," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of leadplant

circa 1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Leadplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadplant. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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