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n. pl. Johnny-jump-ups
Any of various plants of the genus Viola, especially heartsease or the yellow California violet V. pedunculata.
[From its quick growth.]
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(Plants) US and Canadian any of several violaceous plants, esp the wild pansy
[C19: so called from its quick growth]
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n., pl. Johnny-jump-ups.
1. any of various American violets, esp. Viola pedunculata.
2. a small form of the pansy, Viola tricolor.
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|Noun||1.||Johnny-jump-up - a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived|
viola - any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
|2.||Johnny-jump-up - common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies|
violet - any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
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