bird's-foot violet

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bird's-foot violet

also bird·foot violet (bûrd′fo͝ot′)
n.
An eastern North American violet (Viola pedata) having blue or purple flowers and palmately divided leaves that resemble a bird's foot.

bird's′-foot` vi′olet


n.
a violet, Viola pedata, of the E and midwestern U.S., having single flowers with a yellow center, two purple upper petals, and three lavender lower petals.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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Noun1.bird's-foot violet - common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansiesbird's-foot violet - 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