Simple Definition of African violet
: a tropical plant from Africa that is grown indoors for its purple, pink, or white flowers
Full Definition of African violet
: any of several tropical African gesneriads (especially Saintpaulia ionantha) widely grown as houseplants for their velvety fleshy leaves and showy purple, pink, or white flowers
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