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Noun: sensitive plant  sen-su-tiv plãnt
  1. Prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
    - touch-me-not, shame plant, live-and-die, humble plant, action plant, Mimosa pudica
  2. Semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch
    - Mimosa sensitiva

Derived forms: sensitive plants

Type of: mimosa

Part of: genus Mimosa

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