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English to Romanian translations [PRO] Science - Botany / Planta Morivivi
English term or phrase:shrivels up
Este vorba despre o plantă specifică Republicii Dominicane, cu care se întâmplă "ceva" la atingere. Nu-mi dau seama exact ce: moare, se veştejeşte, se usucă sau doar se pliază, se închide:
"This plant is called the Morivivi plant. It ***shrivels up*** when touched and blooms again a short time after".
(past participle shriv·eled, present participle shriv·el·ing, 3rd person present singular shriv·els)
1. shrink: to become or cause somebody or something to become shrunken or wrinkled, especially from drying out or aging
2. weaken: to become or cause somebody to become useless or ineffectual
3. become or make smaller: to become or cause something to become gradually smaller or less
MIMÓZĂ s.f. Gen de plante erbacee leguminoase exotice, cu flori mici roz sau albe. ♢ Mimoză senzitivă = plantă erbacee ale cărei frunze se strâng la cea mai mică atingere. [< fr., lat. mimosa < mimus – care se contractă ca un mim].
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