Definition of Mimosa sensitiva
1. Noun. Semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch.
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Literary usage of Mimosa sensitiva
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1. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1838)
"... plant (mimosa sensitiva.) If you touch the oyster, it gives evidence of the possession of feeling, by closing its shell. Touch the sensitive plant, ..."
2. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1831)
"mimosa sensitiva. Linn.—Bot. Reg. t. 25. De Cand. Prodr. v. 2. p. 427. ... mimosa sensitiva of Linn, is considered as a native of the Eastern Coast of South ..."
3. Medical and Physiological Commentaries by Martyn Paine (1840)
"The proof from electricity may be also shown to be fallacious by referring to its action upon the mimosa sensitiva, where, by parity of reason, ..."
4. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1894)
"... Mimosa pudica and mimosa sensitiva, also Oxalis sensitiva, are irritable to contact. I have not only been able to add several to Darwin's list, ..."