resurrection plant

resurrection plant
1. a desert plant, Selaginella lepidophylla, occurring from Texas to South America, having stems that curl inward when dry.
[1865-70, Amer.]

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  • Resurrection plant — Resurrection Res ur*rec tion, n. [F. r[ e]surrection, L. resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref. re re + surgere to rise. See {Source}.] 1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, the rising… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resurrection plant — ☆ resurrection plant n. 1. any of various small plants which curl up when dry and spread their branches or become green again when watered, including several lycopods (genus Selaginella) 2. ROSE OF JERICHO …   English World dictionary

  • resurrection plant — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resurrection-plant — žvynuotoji selaginelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Selaginelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Selaginella lepidophylla), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Selaginella lepidophylla angl. resurrection… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • resurrection plant — /rɛzəˈrɛkʃən plænt/ (say rezuh rekshuhn plant) noun a plant which curls into a tight ball on drying out or dying, but opens out upon re wetting, especially the rose of Jericho …  

  • resurrection plant — noun 1. densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peru; curls up in a tight ball when dry and expands and grows under moist conditions • Syn: ↑rose of Jericho, ↑Selaginella lepidophylla • Hypernyms: ↑spikemoss, ↑spike moss,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • resurrection plant — noun the rose of Jericho or other plant which is able to survive drought, typically folding up when dry and unfolding when moistened …   English new terms dictionary

  • Resurrection — Res ur*rec tion, n. [F. r[ e]surrection, L. resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref. re re + surgere to rise. See {Source}.] 1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, the rising again from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plant — For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). Plants Temporal range: Early Cambrian to recent, but see text, 520–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Resurrection — n. 1 the act or an instance of rising from the dead. 2 (Resurrection) a Christ s rising from the dead. b the rising of the dead at the Last Judgement. 3 a revival after disuse, inactivity, or decay. 4 exhumation. 5 the unearthing of a lost or… …   Useful english dictionary

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