Definition of telegraph plant in English:

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telegraph plant

noun

A tropical Asian plant of the pea family whose leaves have a spontaneous jerking motion.
  • Codariocalyx motorius (formerly Desmodium gyrans), family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • As far as I know the seeds of the telegraph plant need to be scarified before soaking them for the 12 hours.
  • Also, look for the golden yellow blooms of snakeweed, turpentinebush, goldeneyes, and telegraph plants.
  • The telegraph plant, Desmodium, exhibits a remarkable ` spontaneous’ gyration of the lateral leaflets, resulting from rhythmic up and down movements.

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Syllabification: tel·e·graph plant

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