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Noun: bastard indigo  'bãs-tu(r)d 'in-du,gow
  1. East Indian shrub
    - Tephrosia purpurea
  2. Dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers
    - false indigo, Amorpha fruticosa
  3. An erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers
    - false indigo, Amorpha californica

Derived forms: bastard indigos

Type of: amorpha, hoary pea

Encyclopedia: Bastard indigo