Johnny-jump-up

Johnny-jump-up
noun
1. common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies
Hypernyms: ↑violet
2. a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
Hypernyms: ↑viola

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Usage: usually capitalized 1st J
Etymology: from the name Johnny + jump up, v.; from the rapid growth
1. : wild pansy; broadly : any of various chiefly small-flowered cultivated pansies
2. : any of various American violets (as a bird's-foot violet)

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/jon"ee jump"up'/, n.
1. any of certain violets, esp. Viola pedunculata, having variously colored flowers.
2. a small form of the pansy, V. tricolor.
[1835-45, Amer.; so called from its rapid rate of growth; see JOHNNY]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • johnny jump — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st J Etymology: from the name Johnny + jump, v.; from the rapid growth : shooting star …   Useful english dictionary

  • Johnny-jump-up — /jon ee jump up /, n. 1. any of certain violets, esp. Viola pedunculata, having variously colored flowers. 2. a small form of the pansy, V. tricolor. [1835 45, Amer.; so called from its rapid rate of growth; see JOHNNY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Johnny-jump-up — noun Date: 1842 1. a common cultivated European viola (Viola tricolor) which has short spurred flowers usually blue or purple mixed with white and yellow and from which most of the garden pansies are derived; broadly any of various small flowered …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Johnny-jump-up — noun One of several violets in the Viola family …   Wiktionary

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