wild pansy


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. wild mustard,
  2. wild oat,
  3. wild oats,
  4. wild olive,
  5. wild orange,
  6. wild parsley,
  7. wild parsnip,
  8. wild passionflower,
  9. wild pitch,
  10. wild potato

Origin of wild pansy

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for wild pansy

wild pansy

noun

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
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