baby's tears

baby's tears
noun
prostrate or creeping Corsican herb with moss-like small round short-stemmed leaves
Hypernyms: ↑groundcover, ↑ground cover
Member Holonyms: ↑Helxine, ↑genus Helxine, ↑Soleirolia, ↑genus Soleirolia

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction also baby tears
: a prostrate or creeping sparsely hairy Corsican herb (Helxine soleirolii) of the family Urticaceae often grown especially as a house plant for its mosslike small round short-stalked leaves

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