Definition of Mimosa sensitiva

1. Noun. Semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch.

Exact synonyms: Sensitive Plant
Group relationships: Genus Mimosa
Generic synonyms: Mimosa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mimosa Sensitiva

Miltonian
Miltonic
Miltown
Milvus migrans
Milwaukee
Mimamsa
Mimantean
Mimanteans
Mimantian
Mimas
Mimidae
Mimir
Mimnermus
Mimosa
Mimosa pudica
Mimosa sensitiva
Mimosaceae
Mimosoideae
Mimus
Mimus polyglotktos
MinGW
Min Min lights
Min Nan
Min dialect
Minamata Bay
Minamata disease
Minangkabau
Minas Gerais
Minato Ohashi Bridge
Minch

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, ..."

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