Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Impatiens having yellowish spurred flowers and seedpods that dehisce into five valves when mature. Also called balsam, touch-me-not.

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  • n. Impatiens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See impatiens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American Impatiens, the balsam or touch-me-not, I. fulva (see cut under balsam) or I. pallida. See balsam and Impatiens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil

Etymologies

From jewel +‎ weed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I. namchabarwensis, known as jewelweed, offers exquisite ultramarine 2-inch blooms.

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  • In the next bed were the medicinal herbs she used in potions for sick folks: squaw weed, hepatica, goldenseal, ginseng for the brain, jewelweed for poison ivy rash, wolf milk for warts, and fleabane and pale hergamot, which Granny would rub on her face and arms to keep off mosquitos and gnats.

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  • I know this is of no use to you right now, but next year, when the jewelweed is in full and happy growth, harvest some leaves and whirl them in a blender with a little water, pour the slurry into an ice cube try, and freeze.

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  • Here it is in full: I know this is of no use to you right now, but next year, when the jewelweed is in full and happy growth, harvest some leaves and whirl them in a blender with a little water, pour the slurry into an ice cube try, and freeze.

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  • His snort sent a smoke ring sailing past yellow jewelweed where a hummingbird thrummed.

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  • Silent Poem backroad leafmold stonewall chipmunk underbrush grapevine woodchuck shadblow woodsmoke cowbarn honeysuckle woodpile sawhorse bucksaw outhouse wellsweep backdoor flagstone bulkhead buttermilk candlestick ragrug firedog brownbread hilltop outcrop cowbell buttercup whetstone thunderstorm pitchfork steeplebush gristmill millstone cornmeal waterwheel watercress buckwheat firefly jewelweed gravestone groundpine windbreak bedrock weathercock snowfall starlight cockcrow

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  • Oh, and here is a 16-second video of a jewelweed pod exploding in my hand, but it's more as if the pod just vanishes...

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  • One of the most interesting is a multi-year observation of altered life-cycles in local flora (like jewelweed, chickweed, masterwort, goldenrod, etc.) under the kudzu.

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  • Common herbs include butterweed (Senecio glabellus), jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), and royal fern (Osmunda regalis).

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  • Giant cutgrass is a common plant in freshwater marshes, along with pickerel weed, sawgrass, jewelweed, water parsnip and smartweeds.

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