Impatiens Definition

ĭm-pāshənz, -shəns
noun
Any of a genus (Impatiens) of plants of the balsam family, with spurred flowers and pods that burst and scatter their seeds when ripe.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Balsaminaceae — flowering plants called variously jewelweeds, touch-me-nots, and balsams.

Wiktionary

Origin of Impatiens

  • Latin impatiēns impatient (so called because the ripe pods burst open when touched) impatient

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin

    From Wiktionary

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