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humble plant

sensitive plant (def 1).
Origin of humble plant
First recorded in 1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The loftiest tree is no less liable to their attacks, than the most humble plant.

  • The humble plant fell upon taking off the Glass wherewith it was covered.


    Robert Hooke
  • Though it be but an humble plant scarce an inch in height, yet it maketh an ointment very precious for to cure dimness of sight.

    The Manor House School Angela Brazil
  • As he selected every humble plant, Wherever one was pluck'd, another there Resembling, straightway in its place arose.

  • Argued also from the Phnomena of sensible and humble plant: some Observations on which are inserted.


    Robert Hooke

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