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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when handled; North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers.

Usage examples (32)
  • "I told you not to touch that touch-me-not," Irene said complacently.
  • The style was very flattering and sophisticated, adding to her touch-me-not air.
  • She plucked a wildflower, a touch-me-not, and dropped it in a basket woven of reeds.
  • You know, old man, you have a sort of horribly lordly, touch-me-not air about you when you choose. for more
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