garden balsam

noun

Definition of garden balsam

: a plant (Impatiens balsamina) having a more or less pubescent stem, lanceolate sharply serrate leaves tapering to a short petiole, and flowers borne in the axils of the leaves and varying in color from white to purple and rose

called also balsam, balsamine

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“Garden balsam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garden%20balsam. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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