sensitive plant

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sensitive plant

:any of several mimosas (especially Mimosa pudica) with leaves that fold or droop when touched; broadly :a plant responding to touch with movement

First Known Use of sensitive plant

1640


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