From the genus name, Amorpha, from Ancient Greek [script needed] (amorpha, “shapeless, deformed”), because the flowers have only one petal rather than the three of other genera in the subfamily Faboideae.
amorpha (plural amorphas)
- Any species of the genus Amorpha of leguminous shrubs.
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