• synonyms

dog violet

  1. a violet, Viola canina, that grows in Europe and N Asia and has blue yellow-spurred flowers
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Examples from the Web for dog violet

Historical Examples

  • It feeds in May and June on dog-violet, and has been reared on garden pansy.

    The Butterflies of the British Isles

    Richard South

  • The ribs seem to be eighteen or twenty in number; laid in June or July on plants of dog-violet.

  • The caterpillar, which feeds on the dog-violet, is very similar to that of the last; as also is the chrysalis.

    British Butterfiles

    W. S. Coleman