lead·​plant ˈled-ˌplant How to pronounce leadplant (audio)
: a leguminous shrub (Amorpha canescens) of the western U.S. that has hoary pinnate leaves and bears dull-colored racemose flowers

Examples of leadplant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In places, the silver-gray of leadplant pushed up to the trail’s edge. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 31 July 2020 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, 6 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leadplant was circa 1833

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“Leadplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadplant. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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