jewelweed

noun
jew·​el·​weed | \ ˈjü-əl-ˌwēd How to pronounce jewelweed (audio) , ˈjül- also ˈju̇l- \

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Examples of jewelweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jewelweed, sometimes called touch-me-not, is actually a wild impatiens. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2021 Two types of jewelweed are native to Wisconsin: one with yellow flowers and the more common variety with orange blossoms. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2021 Ruby-throated hummingbirds usually feed on the nectar of red or orange tubular flowers such as trumpet creeper, cardinal flower, honeysuckle, bee-balm, and jewelweed, according to the Cornell website. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2021 There are some lingering but flowerless jewelweeds, which have a tendency to invade wet areas. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of jewelweed

1817, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“Jewelweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jewelweed. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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