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sensitive plant

n.
1. A shrubby plant (Mimosa pudica) in the pea family, native to tropical America, having mauve flower heads and bipinnately compound leaves with leaflets that fold and droop when touched. Also called touch-me-not.
2. Any of various similar plants, such as Chamaecrista nictitans.

sensitive plant

n
1. (Plants) a tropical American mimosa plant, Mimosa pudica, the leaflets and stems of which fold if touched
2. (Plants) any similar plant, such as the leguminous plant Cassia nictitans of E North America
3. informal a person who is easily upset

sen′sitive plant`


n.
1. a tropical American plant, Mimosapudica, with bipinnate leaves whose leaflets fold together when touched.
2. any of various other plants that are sensitive to touch.
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Noun1.sensitive plant - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australiasensitive 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
2.sensitive plant - semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touchsensitive plant - semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch
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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His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.
Here's just what I was wishing for last night come about, and I'm spoiling it all," and in another five minutes has swallowed the last mouthful of his bile, and is repaid by seeing his little sensitive plant expand again and sun itself in his smiles.
But if my hand approached these living flowers, these animated, sensitive plants, the whole colony took alarm.
I remember the expression the children wore when their seeds from their Eden Project summer trip sprouted in our Bahrain garden into the fascinating Sensitive Plant, a plant that can move -- its leaves fold up when touched.
Let me share this thought for the day, which is an excerpt from "The Sensitive Plant," by Percy Bysshe Shelley:
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In "Woodland Garden: Shade-Loving Plants for Year Round Interest,'' Chatto shares her knowledge and love of plants and explains how 12 months of interest can be achieved by careful site selection and sensitive plant choices.
In this show, a central allusion was to Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose 1820 poem "The Sensitive Plant," a lengthy rumination on the transformations of the natural world, provided the exhibition with its almost excessively poetic title.
This garden center uses local and weather sensitive plant life in gardens.
Navy plans to continue conservation efforts for listed and other sensitive plant species including finalization of a revised Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, which will provide an updated framework for conservation and management of biological resources on San Clemente Island; and continued monitoring and management of listed plants and other sensitive plant species on the island.
2002) reported that 7% growth decrease occurred for every mM increment in salinity above 20 mM and salt stress resulted in reduction of apparent photosynthetic capacity in cultivated carrot crops and classified it as salt sensitive plant.

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