noun John·ny–jump–up \ˌjä-nē-ˈjəmp-ˌəp\

Definition of Johnny–jump–up

  1. 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. 2 :  any of various American violets


First Known Use of johnny–jump–up


Learn More about johnny–jump–up

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Johnny–jump–up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).