Mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica
Mimosa Mi*mo"sa (?; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? imitator. Cf. {Mime}.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants ({Mimosa sensitiva}, and {Mimosa pudica}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in tanning; -- called also {wattle bark}. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mimosa pudica — (Mimosa pudica) Flower head Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Mimosa pudica — Sensitive Pour une définition du mot « sensitive », voir l’article sensitive du Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mimosa pudica —   Mimosa sensitiva …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mimosa pudica — Mimose Mimose (Mimosa pudica) Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mimosa pudica — jautrioji mimoza statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Mimosa pudica), kilęs iš Amerikos atogrąžų. atitikmenys: lot. Mimosa pudica angl. humble plant; mimosa; sensitive plant; sensitive plant;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Mimosa pudica — Sensitive Sen si*tive, a. [F. sensitif. See {Sense}.] 1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul. [1913 Webster] 2. Having quick and acute sensibility,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mimosa pudica — ID 53769 Symbol Key MIPU8 Common Name shameplant Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, HI, MD, PR, VA, VI Growth Habit Forb/herb Dur …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Mimosa pudica — 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, ↑touch me… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mimosa pudica — …   Википедия

  • Mimosa pudica — The sensitive plant whose leaflets fold inwards very rapidly when touched. A more vigorous stimulus causes the whole leaf to droop, and the stimulus can be transmitted to neighbouring leaves …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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