jewelweed

noun

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

Examples of jewelweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to hummingbirds, butterflies, bumblebees and other long-tongued bees are attracted to jewelweed. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2021 Insects and hummingbirds pollinate the jewelweed blooms. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jewelweed was in 1817

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“Jewelweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jewelweed. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

jewelweed

noun
jew·​el·​weed ˈjü-əl-ˌwēd How to pronounce jewelweed (audio)
ˈjül-
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