Johnny-jump-up

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noun John·ny-jump-up \ 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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