leadplant

[ led-plant, -plahnt ]
/ ˈlɛdˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt /

noun

a North American shrub, Amorpha canescens, of the legume family, the leaves and twigs of which have a gray cast.

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Origin of leadplant

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; lead2 + plant
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