Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants of the genus Impatiens having yellowish spurred flowers and five-valved seedpods that burst if touched when ripe.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Bot.) See impatiens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Impatiens.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from the fact that dew and rainwater collect in jewellike beads on their water-repellent leaves.]

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From jewel +‎ weed.

Examples

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • 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...

    mugwort and ragweed

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

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