wild pansy

  1. any uncultivated or wild form of the common pansy, Viola tricolor.

Origin of wild pansy

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby wild pansy

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How to use wild pansy in a sentence

  • Under the edge of the footpath through the wheat a wild pansy blooms.

    Nature Near London | Richard Jefferies
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wild pansy

wild pansy

  1. 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

  2. any of various similar plants of the genus Viola

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