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  Definition of touch-me-not
  1. prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft gray-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
  2. Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
  3. North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil
Similar Words: sensitive plant, shame plant, live-and-die, humble plant, action plant, Mimosa pudica, squirting cucumber, exploding cucumber, Ecballium elaterium, jewelweed, lady's earrings, orange balsam, celandine, Impatiens capensis

 

Member Meronyms: genus Mimosa, Ecballium, genus Ecballium, genus Impatiens

 

 
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