im·pa·tiens (ĭm-pāshənz, -shəns)
n. pl. impatiens
Any of various plants of the genus Impatiens, especially several species that are widely cultivated for their colorful flowers and attractive foliage. Also called balsam.
[Latin impatiēns, impatient (so called because the ripe pods burst open when touched); see IMPATIENT.]
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