Webster 1913 Edition
[L., touch me not.]
Any plant of a genus of herbs (
Impatiens) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. – See
The squirting cucumber. See under
A name formerly applied to several varieties of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, but now restricted to
Lupus exedens, an ulcerative affection of the nose.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A plant of the genus Impatiens, called also balsamine; also, a plant of the genus Momordica, or male balsam apple, one species of which is called the wild or spurting cucumber.
2.Among physicians, an ulcer or cancer, a species of herpes.