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Noun: telegraph plant  'te-lu,grãf plãnt
  1. Erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine
    - semaphore plant, Codariocalyx motorius, Desmodium motorium, Desmodium gyrans

Derived forms: telegraph plants

Type of: bush, shrub

Part of: Codariocalyx, genus Codariocalyx

Encyclopedia: Telegraph plant