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Noun: shame plant
  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
    - sensitive plant, touch-me-not, live-and-die, humble plant, action plant, Mimosa pudica

Derived forms: shame plants

Type of: mimosa

Part of: genus Mimosa