impatiens balsamina


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garden \Gar"den\ (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin,
   jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G.
   garten; akin to AS. geard. See Yard an inclosure.]
   1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of
      herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
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   2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
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            I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
            The pleasant garden of great Italy.   --Shak.
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   Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
         compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
         walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
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   Garden balsam, an ornamental plant (Impatiens Balsamina).
      

   Garden engine, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
      gardens.

   Garden glass.
      (a) A bell glass for covering plants.
      (b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal,
          to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an
          ornament in gardens in Germany.

   Garden house
      (a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
      (b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]

   Garden husbandry, the raising on a small scale of seeds,
      fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.

   Garden mold or Garden mould, rich, mellow earth which is
      fit for a garden. --Mortimer.

   Garden nail, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick
      walls. --Knight.

   Garden net, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc.,
      to protect them from birds.

   Garden party, a social party held out of doors, within the
      grounds or garden attached to a private residence.

   Garden plot, a plot appropriated to a garden.

   Garden pot, a watering pot.

   Garden pump, a garden engine; a barrow pump.

   Garden shears, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges,
      pruning, etc.

   Garden spider, (Zool.), the diadem spider ({Epeira
      diadema}), common in gardens, both in Europe and America.
      It spins a geometrical web. See Geometric spider, and
      Spider web.

   Garden stand, a stand for flower pots.

   Garden stuff, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]

   Garden syringe, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling
      them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.

   Garden truck, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
      

   Garden ware, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

   Bear garden, Botanic garden, etc. See under Bear, etc.
      

   Hanging garden. See under Hanging.

   Kitchen garden, a garden where vegetables are cultivated
      for household use.

   Market garden, a piece of ground where vegetable are
      cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impatiens \Im*pa"ti*ens\ ([i^]m*p[=a]"sh[i^]*[e^]nz), prop. n.
   [L., impatient.] (Bot.)
   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. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and
   snapweed. Impatiens Balsamina (sometimes called {lady's
   slipper}) is the common garden balsam.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lady's slipper \La"dy's slip"per\ (l[=a]"d[i^]z sl[i^]p"p[~e]r)
   n. (Bot.)
   Any orchidaceous plant of the genus Cypripedium, the
   labellum of which resembles a slipper. Less commonly, in the
   United States, the garden balsam (Impatiens Balsamina).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Balsamine \Bal"sam*ine\, n. [Cf. F. balsamine, fr. Gr.
   balsami`nh balsam plant.] (Bot.)
   The Impatiens balsamina, or garden balsam.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Balsam \Bal"sam\ (b[add]l"sam), n. [L. balsamum the balsam tree
   or its resin, Gr. ba`lsamon. See Balm, n.]
   1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or
      volatile oil.
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   Note: The balsams are aromatic resinous substances, flowing
         spontaneously or by incision from certain plants. A
         great variety of substances pass under this name, but
         the term is now usually restricted to resins which, in
         addition to a volatile oil, contain benzoic and
         cinnamic acid. Among the true balsams are the balm of
         Gilead, and the balsams of copaiba, Peru, and Tolu.
         There are also many pharmaceutical preparations and
         resinous substances, possessed of a balsamic smell, to
         which the name balsam has been given.
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   2. (Bot.)
      (a) A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
      (b) An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with
          beautiful flowers; balsamine.
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   3. Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.
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            Was not the people's blessing a balsam to thy blood?
                                                  --Tennyson.
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   Balsam apple (Bot.), an East Indian plant ({Momordica
      balsamina}), of the gourd family, with red or
      orange-yellow cucumber-shaped fruit of the size of a
      walnut, used as a vulnerary, and in liniments and
      poultices.

   Balsam fir (Bot.), the American coniferous tree, {Abies
      balsamea}, from which the useful Canada balsam is derived.
      

   Balsam of copaiba. See Copaiba.

   Balsam of Mecca, balm of Gilead.

   Balsam of Peru, a reddish brown, syrupy balsam, obtained
      from a Central American tree (Myroxylon Pereir[ae] and
      used as a stomachic and expectorant, and in the treatment
      of ulcers, etc. It was long supposed to be a product of
      Peru.

   Balsam of Tolu, a reddish or yellowish brown semisolid or
      solid balsam, obtained from a South American tree
      (Myroxylon toluiferum). It is highly fragrant, and is
      used as a stomachic and expectorant.

   Balsam tree, any tree from which balsam is obtained, esp.
      the Abies balsamea.

   Canada balsam, Balsam of fir, Canada turpentine, a
      yellowish, viscid liquid, which, by time and exposure,
      becomes a transparent solid mass. It is obtained from the
      balm of Gilead (or balsam) fir (Abies balsamea) by
      breaking the vesicles upon the trunk and branches. See
      Balm.
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