humble-plant

humble plant

noun
sensitive plant ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1655–65

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humble plant

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 [syn: sensitive plant
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