Johnny-jump-up definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous flowers regarding the genus Viola, especially a California violet (V. pedunculata) or a European pansy (V. tricolor), having ovate leaves and variously colored blossoms.
    • any one of a few violets or pansies.
    • The pansy, Viola tricolor; additionally, the bird-foot violet, V. pedata.
    • a common and lengthy cultivated European natural herb that typical garden pansies are derived
    • typical violet of this east usa with huge pale-blue or purple flowers resembling pansies

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