semaphore plant

semaphore plant
noun
erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Codariocalyx, ↑genus Codariocalyx

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  • Telegraph plant — (Bot.), A tick trefoil ({Meibomia gyrans} formerly {Desmodium gyrans}), native of the East Indies; it is a leguminous plant whose lateral leaflets jerk up and down like the arms of a semaphore, and also rotate on their axes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telegraph plant — n. a tick trefoil (Desmodium gyrans) of tropical Asia: so called because the two lateral leaflets of each leaf move like a railroad semaphore signal …   English World dictionary

  • Codariocalyx motorius — Telegraph Plant Branch during day (left) and night (right) Scientific classification Kingdom: Pl …   Wikipedia

  • Codariocalyx — noun used in some classifications for plants usually included in genus Desmodium • Syn: ↑genus Codariocalyx • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Codariocalyx motorius — noun erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine • Syn: ↑telegraph plant, ↑semaphore plant, ↑Desmodium motorium, ↑Desmodium gyrans • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desmodium gyrans — noun erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine • Syn: ↑telegraph plant, ↑semaphore plant, ↑Codariocalyx motorius, ↑Desmodium motorium • Hypernyms: ↑shrub,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desmodium motorium — noun erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine • Syn: ↑telegraph plant, ↑semaphore plant, ↑Codariocalyx motorius, ↑Desmodium gyrans • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Codariocalyx — noun used in some classifications for plants usually included in genus Desmodium • Syn: ↑Codariocalyx • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

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