touch-me-not

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:
    mimosa
    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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