Definition of Mimosaceae
1. Noun. Family of spiny woody plants (usually shrubs or small trees) whose leaves mimic animals in sensitivity to touch; commonly included in the family Leguminosae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mimosaceae
Literary usage of Mimosaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Escaped from cultivation, New York to North Carolina and Florida. April-May. Family 57. mimosaceae ..."
2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"mimosaceae. A NEW SPECIES AND A NEW NAME. Neptunia microcarpa Rose, sp. nov. A delicate plant with perennial and much branched base, glabrous and smooth ..."
3. Views of Nature: Or, Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation by Alexander von Humboldt, Elise C. Otté, Henry George Bohn (1850)
"... and mimosaceae.) The types which exhibit, when compared together, a very different structure of inflorescence and fructification, ..."
4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The Papilionaceae (60-70 species) are very numerous, whilst the Caesalpiniaceae and mimosaceae can show only a few species. ..."
5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"These families are known as the mimosaceae ... Family mimosaceae. Sensitive-plant Family. Mimosa Family. A group conspicuous in the tropics, very limited in ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... while on the other hand we have Leguminosae divided into mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae and Papilionaceae, and Sapindaceae, into Sapin- daceae, proper, ..."
7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"... in less than two hours I collected one hundred and twenty specimens on a Japan plum, and these were but a small part of those present. The mimosaceae ..."