From Latin balsamina (“balsam plant”) (perhaps via French balsamine), from Ancient Greek βαλσαμίνη (balsamínē). The Latin name of the unrelated balsam plant must have been applied to Impatiens balsamina soon after it arrived in Europe- Leonhart Fuchs referred to it as balsamina as early as 1542.
balsamine (plural balsamines)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for balsamine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
balsamine f (plural balsamines)
- balsam (plant) (clarification of this definition is needed)
- “balsamine” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
balsamine f pl
- plural of