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African violet

noun

: 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

First Known Use of AFRICAN VIOLET

circa 1897

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