Definition of impatiens in English:

impatiens

noun

  • An East African plant with abundant red, pink, or white flowers. It is often grown as a houseplant, and its many hybrids are grown as bedding plants.

    • ‘Warm-season annuals such as marigolds, impatiens and zinnias are adapted to bloom even during the hottest weather.’
    • ‘Plant impatiens with begonias, coleus, ferns, fuchsias, hydrangeas, and lobelias.’
    • ‘The plants I am going to use include begonias, impatiens and verbenas, which should produce solid mounds and balls of colour.’
    • ‘Plants like impatiens and begonias will not survive the cold.’
    • ‘Eat on the splendid terrace under the branches of plane, chestnut, maple, and acacia trees; the low stone walls are dressed with impatiens and hydrangeas (and the peonies were blooming in March).’

Origin

Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Latin, literally impatient (because the capsules of the plant readily burst open when touched).

Pronunciation:

impatiens

/imˈpāSHənz/