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DESMODIUM MOTORIUM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Desmodium motorium mean? 

DESMODIUM MOTORIUM (noun)
  The noun DESMODIUM MOTORIUM has 1 sense:

1. erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine

  Familiarity information: DESMODIUM MOTORIUM used as a noun is very rare.


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DESMODIUM MOTORIUM (noun)


Sense 1Desmodium motorium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Codariocalyx motorius; Desmodium gyrans; Desmodium motorium; semaphore plant; telegraph plant

Hypernyms ("Desmodium motorium" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Holonyms ("Desmodium motorium" is a member of...):

Codariocalyx; genus Codariocalyx (used in some classifications for plants usually included in genus Desmodium)


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