noun \ˈtəch-mē-ˌnät\

Definition of TOUCH-ME-NOT

:  either of two North American impatiens growing in moist areas: as
a :  one (Impatiens capensis) typically having orange flowers spotted with reddish brown
b :  one (I. pallida) having typically yellow flowers sometimes spotted with reddish brown

Origin 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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