Sensitive plant

Definition of Sensitive plant

(Bot.) A leguminous plant (Mimosa pudica, or M. sensitiva, and other allied species), the leaves of which close at the slightest touch.
Any plant showing motions after irritation, as the sensitive brier (Schrankia) of the Southern States, two common American species of Cassia (C. nictitans, and C. Chamæcrista), a kind of sorrel (Oxalis sensitiva), etc.

See also: Sensitive Sensitive

Related Words

action plant, genus Mimosa, humble plant, live-and-die, mimosa, Mimosa pudica, shame plant, touch-me-not
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