a bushy shrub, Amorpha fruticosa, of the legume family, native to North America, having elongated clusters of dull purplish or bluish flowers.
- Bastard mahogany
an Australian tree, Eucalyptus botryoides, of the myrtle family, having lance-shaped leaves and furrowed bark.
- Bastard measles
noun (pathol) an informal name for rubella
Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), Comte de (“Bastard of Orleans”) 1403?–68, French military leader: relieved by Joan of Arc and her troops when besieged at Orleans. Historical Examples Dunois’ evidence appears to have been written down by a clerk unacquainted with events. The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole […]
- Bastard operator from hell
bastard operator from hell humour (BOFH) A rogue network operator character invented by Simon Travaglia , regularly featured in “Computing” and “DATAMATION” magazine. See also: Dilbert. (http://angelfire.com/bc/simont/index.html). (1999-09-17)