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jewelweed

[ joo-uhl-weed ]
/ ˈdʒu əlˌwid /
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noun
any of several plants of the genus Impatiens, especially I. capensis, having orange-yellow flowers spotted with reddish brown, or I. pallida, having yellow flowers sometimes spotted with brownish red.
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Origin of jewelweed

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; jewel + weed1
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How to use jewelweed in a sentence

  • Great masses of orange Jewelweed on one side were variegated with some wonderful Cardinal flowers.

    Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
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