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, Amer.; JEWEL + WEED1]

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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