Definitions for: Touch-me-not


[n] prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft gray-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
[n] Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
[n] North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil



Webster (1913) Definition: Touch"-me-not`, n. (Bot.)
(a) See Impatiens.
(b) Squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber.

Synonyms: action plant, celandine, Ecballium elaterium, exploding cucumber, humble plant, Impatiens capensis, jewelweed, lady's earrings, live-and-die, Mimosa pudica, orange balsam, sensitive plant, shame plant, squirting cucumber

See Also: Ecballium, genus Ecballium, genus Impatiens, genus Mimosa, gourd, gourd vine, herb, herbaceous plant, mimosa

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