Impatiens meaning

ĭm-pāshənz, -shəns
Any of various plants of the genus Impatiens, especially several species that are widely cultivated for their colorful flowers and attractive foliage.
noun
0
0
Any of a genus (Impatiens) of plants of the balsam family, with spurred flowers and pods that burst and scatter their seeds when ripe.
noun
0
0
Any of various ornamental plants of the genus Impatiens.
noun
0
0
A taxonomic genus within the family Balsaminaceae — flowering plants called variously jewelweeds, touch-me-nots, and balsams.
pronoun
0
0
Advertisement

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