jewelweed

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Etymology[edit]

From jewel +‎ weed.

Noun[edit]

jewelweed (countable and uncountable, plural jewelweeds)

  1. (US) Impatiens, especially Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 136:
      he could still see a flower here and there smile up at him – the tawny red of the jewel-weed, and the close-tufted ball of the ‘mountain snow.’

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