any of several North American shrubs belonging to the genus Amorpha, of the legume family, especially A. fruticosa, having compound leaves with pinnate leaflets and long, dense clusters of purplish flowers.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, native to North America, as B. australis, having trifoliate leaves and long clusters of purplish-blue flowers.
noun 1. . [boh-muh nz] /ˈboʊ mənz/ noun 1. an eastern U.S. plant, Gillenia trifoliata, of the rose family, having terminal clusters of white flowers.
- False joint
noun 1. a nontechnical name for pseudoarthrosis false joint n. A bony junction, usually occurring at the site of a poorly united fracture, that allows abnormal motion. Also called pseudarthrosis.
- False keel
noun 1. an extension to the keel of a vessel either for protecting the keel from damage or for reducing leeway
- False knot
false knot n. A knotlike bulge in the umbilical vein causing apparent twisting of the cord.