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3 definitions found
 for touch-me-not
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impatiens \Im*pa"ti*ens\ ([i^]m*p[=a]"sh[i^]*[e^]nz), prop. n.
     [L., impatient.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants, several species of which have very
     beautiful flowers; -- so called because the elastic capsules
     burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable
     force. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and
     snapweed. Impatiens Balsamina (sometimes called lady's
     slipper) is the common garden balsam.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Touch-me-not \Touch"-me-not`\ (t[u^]ch"m[-e]*n[o^]t`), n. (Bot.)
     (a) See Impatiens.
     (b) Squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  touch-me-not
      n 1: North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange
           flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil [syn:
           jewelweed, lady's earrings, orange balsam,
           celandine, touch-me-not, Impatiens capensis]
      2: Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels
         its seeds and juice violently when touched [syn: squirting
         cucumber, exploding cucumber, touch-me-not, Ecballium
         elaterium]
      3: prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and
         Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having
         sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at
         night or when touched or cooled [syn: sensitive plant,
         touch-me-not, shame plant, live-and-die, humble
         plant, action plant, Mimosa pudica]

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