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Meaning of artillery plant

artil'lery plant"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a spreading, tropical American plant, Pilea microphylla, of the nettle family, having small, fleshy leaves and green flowers, grown as a curiosity because the pollen is discharged explosively when dry.
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