Selkirk's violet

noun Sel·kirk's violet \ˈselˌkərks-\

Definition of Selkirk's violet

  1. :  an acaulescent violet (Viola selkirkii) found in the cooler parts of North America and in Greenland that has large-spurred flowers of a pale violet color

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Origin and Etymology of selkirk's violet

perhaps from Selkirk, range of the Rocky mountains in British Columbia, Canada


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