humble plant

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Noun1.Humble plant - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australiahumble plant - 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
genus Mimosa - genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
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Variously known across the Western world as Humble Plant, Sleeping Grass, Prayer Plant and Touch-Me-Not, the mimosa is a popular house plant in Asia, known as Makahiya meaning "shy" in Filipino, Mori Vivi or "shame" in the West Indies, and translated as "shyness grass" in Chinese.
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