from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American plant (Pilea microphylla) having fleshy leaves and an explosive discharge of pollen.
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- n. tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively
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What the golem said as he wrenched the prickly crown off was not comprehensible, since it was in plant language, but a bleedingheart vine blushed, a trumpet lily sounded a retreat, an artillery plant fired off a salute, and a never-never plant wilted.