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Definition of "impatiens" [impatiens]

  • Any of various plants of the genus Impatiens, which includes the jewelweed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impatiens" in a sentence
  • "The notion that "impatiens" are short on those qualities comes from the tendency of their ripe seed pods to split open and throw seeds in all directions when touched."
  • "Annuals, such as impatiens, coleus and begonias that are still growing strong can be encouraged to continue blooming with regular watering and feeding."
  • "The deck resplendent with blue and purple pansies, impatiens, forced tulips, flame saffron and pixie euonymus cuttings from her mother's greenhouse."