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

First Known Use of AFRICAN VIOLET

circa 1897
AFRICAN VIOLET Defined for Kids

African violet


Definition of AFRICAN VIOLET for Kids

:  a tropical African plant often grown for its showy white, pink, or purple flowers and its velvety leaves


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