Mimosa sensitiva
Humble Hum"ble, a. [Compar. {Humbler}; superl. {Humblest}.] [F., fr. L. humilis on the ground, low, fr. humus the earth, ground. See {Homage}, and cf. {Chameleon}, {Humiliate}.] 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage. [1913 Webster]

THy humble nest built on the ground. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

2. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest. [1913 Webster]

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. --Jas. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

She should be humble who would please. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

{Humble plant} (Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the genus {Mimosa} ({Mimosa sensitiva}).

{To eat humble pie}, to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humilitation; -- a phrase derived from a pie made of the entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See {Humbles}. --Halliwell. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mimosa sensitiva — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mimosa sensitiva — gležnoji mimoza statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Mimosa sensitiva), paplitęs Brazilijoje ir Peru. atitikmenys: lot. Mimosa sensitiva šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2013 m. spalio 24 d.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Mimosa sensitiva — noun semi climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch • Syn: ↑sensitive plant • Hypernyms: ↑mimosa • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Mimosa …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mimosa (planta) —   Sensitivas Follaje y cabezas florales de Mimosa pudi …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mimosa pudica —   Mimosa sensitiva …   Wikipedia Español

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  • sensitiva — s. f. Mimosa perdica. Arbusto ornamental de tallo espinoso, hojas compuestas y flores en espiga de color rosa que tienen la propiedad de ponerse como marchitas si se tocan …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Mimōsa — (M. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Mimoseae Acacieae, 23. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten zahlreich, zierliche Sträucher u. Bäume der heißen Zone, durch polygamische Blüthchen in kugeligen Köpfchen, mit langen, haarförmigen Staubgefäßen, flache …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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