ground plum


noun

a prostrate milk vetch, Astragalus crassicarpus, of the legume family, growing in the prairie regions of North America.
its plum-shaped fruit.

Nearby words

  1. ground pine,
  2. ground pink,
  3. ground plan,
  4. ground plane,
  5. ground plate,
  6. ground provisions,
  7. ground rent,
  8. ground robin,
  9. ground rod,
  10. ground row

Origin of ground plum

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for ground plum

ground plum

noun

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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