a prostrate milk vetch, Astragalus crassicarpus, of the legume family, growing in the prairie regions of North America.
its plum-shaped fruit.
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- ground pine,
- ground pink,
- ground plan,
- ground plane,
- ground plate,
- ground provisions,
- ground rent,
- ground robin,
- ground rod,
- ground row
Origin of ground plum
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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a North American leguminous plant, Astragalus caryocarpus, with purple or white flowers and green thick-walled plumlike edible pods
the pod of this plant
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