telegraph plant

noun

Definition of telegraph plant

: an East Indian tick trefoil (Desmodium gyrans) whose lateral leaflets jerk up and down like the arms of a semaphore and also rotate on their axes

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“Telegraph plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telegraph%20plant. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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