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An annual plant (Chamaecrista fasciculata) in the pea family, native to eastern and central North America, having yellow flowers and leaves with numerous leaflets that fold when touched.
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|Noun||1.||partridge pea - tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia|
Chamaecrista, genus Chamaecrista - genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having sensitive leaves and suddenly dehiscing pods; some species placed in genus Cassia
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