touch-me-not

Definitions of touch-me-not
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n 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
Type of:
mimosa
any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves

n 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
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

n Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched

Synonyms:
Ecballium elaterium, exploding cucumber, squirting cucumber
Type of:
gourd, gourd vine
any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds

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