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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two desert plants, Anastatica hierochuntica of the mustard family, native to northern Africa and southwest Asia, or Selaginella lepidophylla, a fern ally distributed from Texas and Arizona south to El Salvador. Each plant forms a tight ball when dry and unfolds and grows under moist conditions. Also called resurrection plant.

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  • As far as gaming legacies go they're no spring chickens either, the wonder days of the Konami arcade brawler1 tarnished by flop after flop.

    Computer And Video Games

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