- belonging to the plant family Balsaminaceae.
Compare balsam family.
Origin of balsaminaceous
< Greek balsamín(ē) garden balsam + -aceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Balsaminaceae, a family of flowering plants, including balsam and touch-me-not, that have irregular flowers and explosive capsules
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