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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of a number of plants (genus Impatiens) of the balsam family, bearing yellow or orange-yellow flowers with short spurs, and seedpods that split at the touch when ripe
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.