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Meaning of touch-me-not

touch-me-not

Pronunciation: (tuch'mē-not"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Impatiens, of the balsam family, esp. I. noli-tangere, bearing pods that, when ripe, burst on being touched, scattering the seeds. Cf.
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