from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A warning or prohibition against meddling, touching, or interfering.
- n. A representation of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalen after his resurrection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of a genus of herbs (Impatiens) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. -- See impatiens.
- n. The squirting cucumber. See under cucumber.
- n. A name formerly applied to several varieties of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, but now restricted to Lupus exedens, an ulcerative affection of the nose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In bot.:
- n. A plant, Impatiens Noli-me-tangere.
- n. A plant of the genus Ecballium, the wild or squirting cucumber.
- n. In medicine, a lupus or epithelioma or other eroding ulcer of the face; more especially, lupus of the nose.
- n. A picture representing Jesus appearing to St. Mary Magdalene after his resurrection, as related in John xx.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone
Late Latin nōlī mē tangere, do not touch me (Jesus' words to Mary Magdalene, John 20:17) : Latin nōlī, do not, imperative of nōlle, to be unwilling + Latin mē, me + Latin tangere, to touch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)