Definition of Action plant
1. 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.
Group relationships: Genus Mimosa
Generic synonyms: Mimosa
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Literary usage of Action plant
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1. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1893)
"On the question as to making the Misses Sager and Plant parties to the action, Plant was not acting as solicitor for Stephen Midgley, the executor, ..."
2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1894)
"... and under such circumstances chemical action—plant growth—cannot go on, as all Western men practically know by looking at arid lands in the dry season, ..."
3. American Public Schools: History and Pedagogics by John Swett (1900)
"Canon Farrar says : " Plant a fleeting fancy and you reap a thought ; plant a thought and you reap an action ; plant an action and you reap a habit ; plant ..."
4. Script Models: A Handbook for the Media Writerby Robert Lee, Robert Misiorowski by Robert Lee, Robert Misiorowski (1978)
"(2) A less frequently employed method of pixilation involves the printing only of selected frames, in order, from an already filmed action. Plant, (see Pay ..."
5. Tissue Culture: Plants : A Bibliography, January 1991-April 1993. by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"This review will discuss examples in which plant cells grown in vitro have been used to study herbicide action. Plant cell and tissue culture have many ..."