Definition of touch-me-not in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌtʃmɪnɒt


  • A plant of the balsam family, whose ripe seed capsules open explosively when touched, scattering seeds over some distance.
    • Genus Impatiens, family Balsaminaceae: several species, in particular the yellow balsam (I. noli-tangere)
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    • The ceremony was held in blazing heat in a garden dotted with pink and purple touch-me-nots, orange chrysanthemums and miniature palm trees.
    • My daughter runs by the brief flowers: touch-me-nots among the stones, bluebells and sorrels, solomon's seal.
    • In summer, two kinds of jewelweeds, or touch-me-nots, bloom in the marshes, one with orange flowers and the other with pale yellow ones.

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