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jewelweed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jewelweed  \Jew"el*weed`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  See  {Impatiens}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impatiens  \Im*pa"ti*ens\,  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}.  {I.  Balsamina}  (sometimes  called  {lady's 
  slipper})  is  the  common  garden  balsam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jewelweed 
  n  :  North  American  annual  plant  with  usually  yellow  or  orange 
  flowers;  grows  chiefly  on  wet  rather  acid  soil  [syn:  {lady's 
  earrings},  {orange  balsam},  {celandine},  {touch-me-not}, 
  {Impatiens  capensis}] 




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