from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Impatiens, which includes the jewelweed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various ornamental plants of the genus Impatiens
Latin impatiēns, impatient (so called because the ripe pods burst open when touched); see impatient.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin (Wiktionary)