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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A large genus of widely distributed annual plants (family Balsaminaceae) with watery juice, irregular spurred or saccate flowers, and dehiscent capsules. (plural)

Usage examples (37)
  • Remember the bird building the nest in my impatiens?
  • It's a shame, too, 'cause the impatiens are all abloom.
  • A few, such as impatiens and begonias, do well in shade.
  • Always impatiens … for more of One Deep Breath, go here for more
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