Definition of touch–me–not
: either of two North American impatiens growing in moist areas: asa : one (Impatiens capensis) typically having orange flowers spotted with reddish brownb : one (I. pallida) having typically yellow flowers sometimes spotted with reddish brown
Origin and Etymology of touch–me–not
from the bursting of the ripe pods and scattering of their seeds when touched
First Known Use: 1659
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