African violet

noun

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 English Language Learners

African violet

noun

Definition of African violet for English Language Learners

  • : a tropical plant from Africa that is grown indoors for its purple, pink, or white flowers


AFRICAN VIOLET Defined for Kids

African violet

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Definition of African violet for Students

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

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