Sensitive-plant definition

Any of various similar plants, such as Chamaecrista nictitans.
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A tropical American plant (Mimosa pudica) of the mimosa family, with a spiny stem, minute, purplish flowers in spherical clusters, and leaflets that fold and leafstalks that droop at the slightest touch.
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A shrubby plant (Mimosa pudica) in the pea family, native to tropical America, having mauve flower heads and bipinnately compound leaves with leaflets that fold and droop when touched.
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Noun

Singular:
sensitive-plant
Plural:
sensitive plants