Definitions of touch-me-not
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: Mimosa pudica, action plant, humble plant, live-and-die, sensitive plant, shame plant
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    type of:
    any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
  2. noun
    North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil
    synonyms: Impatiens capensis, celandine, jewelweed, lady's earrings, orange balsam
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    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  3. noun
    Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
    synonyms: Ecballium elaterium, exploding cucumber, squirting cucumber
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    type of:
    gourd, gourd vine
    any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
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