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wild pansy

any uncultivated or wild form of the common pansy, Viola tricolor.
Origin of wild pansy
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Apropos of bolts, who does not remember Oberons poetical story of the wild pansy (Viola tricolor) marked by Cupids bolt?

    The Ornithology of Shakespeare James Edmund Harting
  • Under the edge of the footpath through the wheat a wild pansy blooms.

    Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for wild pansy

wild pansy

Also called heartsease, love-in-idleness, (in the US) Johnny-jump-up. a Eurasian violaceous plant, Viola tricolor, having purple, yellow, and pale mauve spurred flowers
any of various similar plants of the genus Viola
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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