artillery plant


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artillery plant

n.
A tropical American plant (Pilea microphylla) having small fleshy leaves and male flowers that explosively discharge pollen.
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artillery plant

n
(Plants) any of various tropical urticaceous plants of the genus Pilea, such as P. microphylla, all having stamens that discharge their pollen explosively
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Noun1.artillery plant - tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively
nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
genus Pilea, Pilea - low-growing tropical perennials grown for their stingless foliage
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