Definition of Shame 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.

Exact synonyms: Action Plant, Humble Plant, Live-and-die, Mimosa Pudica, Sensitive Plant, Touch-me-not
Group relationships: Genus Mimosa
Generic synonyms: Mimosa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shame Plant

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Literary usage of Shame plant

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1. A Nature Study Reader for the Philippine Islands by John Gaylord Coulter (1904)
"... THE SHAME-PLANT THIS plant has a very good name. Every boy and girl in the Philippine Islands knows that when the ..."

2. Twenty Chapters of a Nature-study Reader for the Philippine Islands by John Gaylord Coulter (1903)
"... THE shame plant. This plant has a very good name Every boy and girl in the Philippine Islands knows that when the ..."

3. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"... In its home in the tropics this plant is called the shame plant. It seems to shrink in shame. It is a very common weed, and is especially troublesome in ..."

4. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"... In its home in the tropics this plant is called the shame plant. It seems to shrink in shame. It is a very common weed, and is especially troublesome in ..."

5. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"... In its home in the tropics this plant is called the shame plant. It seems to shrink in shame. It is a very common weed, and is especially troublesome in ..."

6. Geography, Physical, Economic, Regional by James Franklin Chamberlain (1921)
"On this account the Mimosa is sometimes called the shame plant. Venus flytrap is another sensitive plant. The oxalis or sorrel, the clover and the ..."

7. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of edited by Everard Ferdinand Im Thurn, John Joseph Quelch, James Rodway (1889)
"The pods, about an inch long, form an irregularly star-shaped cluster. This is the water shame plant (Neptunia oleracea). Its spreading stems are worth ..."

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