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touch-me-not

[tuhch-mee-not] /ˈtʌtʃ miˌnɒt/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Impatiens, of the balsam family, especially I. noli-tangere, bearing pods that, when ripe, burst on being touched, scattering the seeds.
Compare jewelweed.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for touch me not

touch-me-not

noun
1.
any of several balsaminaceous plants of the genus Impatiens, esp I. noli-me-tangere, having yellow spurred flowers and seed pods that burst open at a touch when ripe Also called noli-me-tangere
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