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Noun: impatiens  im'pey-shunz [N. Amer], im'pa-tee,enz [Brit]
  1. 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

Derived forms: impatienses

Encyclopedia: Impatiens