Jewelweed definition

jo͝oəl-wēd
Any of several plants of the genus Impatiens having yellowish spurred flowers and five-valved seedpods that burst if touched when ripe.
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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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(US) Impatiens, especially Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jewelweed
Plural:
jewelweeds

Origin of jewelweed

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

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

  • From jewel +‎ weed.

    From Wiktionary