from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to the garden-balsam and to some other species of the genus Impatiens (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The Impatiens balsamina, or garden balsam.


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  • Dulcie, all in a glow, had actually been chaffering with the painter for one of those wonderful groups of luscious peaches, mellow pears, July flowers, and striped balsamine, singing birds and fluttering insects, full of extravagant beauty.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • The girls thought it was; as much as the balsamine blossoms were good for anything, or the brown butterflies with golden spots on their wings, that came and lived among them.

    Real Folks

  • Vash ran in and out from the garden, and brought balsamine blossoms, from which she pulled the little fairy slippers, and tried to match them in pairs; and she picked off the "used-up and puckered-up" morning glories, which she blew into at the tube-end, and "snapped" on the back of her little brown hand.

    Real Folks

  • The grain of snow, the micaceous brilliancy of Parian marble, the sparkling pulp of balsamine flowers, would render but a feeble idea of the ideal substance whereof.

    King Candaules


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