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impatiens

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noun im·pa·tiens \im-ˈpā-shənz, -shən(t)s\

Definition of impatiens

  1. :  any of a widely distributed genus (Impatiens of the family Balsaminaceae) of annual or perennial herbs with irregular spurred or saccate flowers and forcefully dehiscent capsules — compare touch-me-not



Origin of impatiens

New Latin, from Latin, impatient


First Known Use: 1785

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