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Noun: touch-me-not  'túch-mee,nót
  1. North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil
    - jewelweed, lady's earrings, orange balsam, celandine, Impatiens capensis
  2. Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
    - squirting cucumber, exploding cucumber, Ecballium elaterium
  3. 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, shame plant, live-and-die, humble plant, action plant, Mimosa pudica

Type of: gourd, gourd vine, herb, herbaceous plant, mimosa

Part of: Ecballium, genus Ecballium, genus Impatiens, genus Mimosa

Encyclopedia: Touch-me-not