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 for Lady''s slipper
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 :

  Lady's slipper \La"dy's slip"per\ (l[=a]"d[i^]z sl[i^]p"p[~e]r)
     n. (Bot.)
     Any orchidaceous plant of the genus Cypripedium, the
     labellum of which resembles a slipper. Less commonly, in the
     United States, the garden balsam ({Impatiens Balsamina).
     [1913 Webster]

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