Sentence Examples


  • When the pinnate leaf of a Mimosa pudica, the so-called sensitive plant, is pinched or struck, the leaf droops rapidly and the leaflets become approximated together, so that their upper surfaces are in contact.
  • These occur on the tips of tendrils and on the tentacles of Drosera; (2) sensitive papillae found on the irritable filaments of certain stamens; and (3) sensitive hairs or bristles on the leaves of Dionaea muscipula and Mimosa pudicaall of which are so constructed that any pressure exerted on them at once reacts on the protoplasm.
  • The myrtle, rosemary, mimosa and the scarlet-flowered ceibo are common.
  • It was the sweet allurement of the mimosa tree in full bloom that finally overcame my fears.
  • I asked, and the next minute I recognized the odour of the mimosa blossoms.

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