jewelweed
Impatiens Im*pa"ti*ens ([i^]m*p[=a]"sh[i^]*[e^]nz), prop. n. [L., impatient.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; -- so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force. Called also {touch-me-not}, {jewelweed}, and {snapweed}. {Impatiens Balsamina} (sometimes called {lady's slipper}) is the common garden balsam. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jewelweed — Jew el*weed , n. (Bot.) See {Impatiens}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jewelweed — ☆ jewelweed [jo͞o′əl wēd΄ ] n. any of a number of plants (genus Impatiens) of the balsam family, bearing yellow or orange yellow flowers with short spurs, and seedpods that split at the touch when ripe …   English World dictionary

  • Jewelweed — Taxobox name = Jewelweed image width = 200px image caption = Impatiens capensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Balsaminaceae genus = Impatiens subdivision ranks = Species subdivision =… …   Wikipedia

  • jewelweed — dvižiedė sprigė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spriginių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Impatiens capensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Impatiens capensis angl. jewelweed; lady s earrings; orange balsam; orange touch me not;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jewelweed — blyškioji sprigė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spriginių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Impatiens pallida), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Impatiens pallida angl. yellow touch me not; jewelweed; pale snapweed; pale touch me not… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jewelweed — sprigė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spriginių (Balsaminaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Impatiens). atitikmenys: lot. Impatiens angl. balsam; jewelweed; patience plant; snapweed vok. Balsamine; Springkraut rus. бальзамин; недотрога lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • jewelweed — noun Date: 1818 touch me not …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jewelweed — /jooh euhl weed /, n. any of several plants of the genus Impatiens, esp. I. capensis, having orange yellow flowers spotted with reddish brown, or I. pallida, having yellow flowers sometimes spotted with brownish red. Cf. touch me not. [1810 20,… …   Universalium

  • jewelweed — noun Impatiens. he could still see a flower here and there smile up at him – the tawny red of the jewel weed, and the close tufted ball of the ‘mountain snow.’ …   Wiktionary

  • jewelweed — n. either of two herbs having yellow or orange flowers (common to eastern and central North America) …   English contemporary dictionary

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