Johnny-jump-up


John·ny–jump–up

noun \ˌjä-nē-ˈjəmp-ˌəp\

Definition of JOHNNY-JUMP-UP

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 cultivated pansies
2
:  any of various American violets

First Known Use of JOHNNY-JUMP-UP

1842

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