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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amorphanoun

    any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amorphanoun

    a genus of leguminous shrubs, having long clusters of purple flowers; false or bastard indigo

    Etymology: [Gr. shapeless.]


  1. Amorpha

    Amorpha is a genus of plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. All the species are native to North America, from southern Canada, most of the United States, and northern Mexico. They are commonly known as false indigo. The name Amorpha means "deformed" in Greek and was given because flowers of this genus only have one petal, unlike the usual "pea-shaped" flowers of the Faboideae subfamily. Amorpha is missing the wing and keel petals. The desert false indigo, or indigo bush, is a shrub that grows from 3 m to 5 m tall. The species is considered a rare species in the U.S. state of West Virginia and in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, but is considered an invasive plant in some areas of the northeastern and northwestern United States and in southeastern Canada, beyond its native range, and has also been introduced into Europe. The lead plant, a bushy shrub, is an important North American prairie prairie legume. Lead plant is often associated with little bluestem, a common prairie grass. Native Americans used the dried leaves of lead plant for pipe smoking and tea. Amorpha species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Schinia lucens, which feeds exclusively on the genus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amorpha

    a-mor′fa, n. a genus of North American shrubs of the bean family, the false indigoes or lead-plants—also bastard or wild indigo.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amorpha in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amorpha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    • A. mitre
    • B. muddle
    • C. germ
    • D. crate

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