bird's-foot violet

noun

Definition of bird's-foot violet

: a common violet (Viola pedata) of the eastern U.S. with deeply cleft leaves and pale blue to purple flowers

First Known Use of bird's-foot violet

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Bird's-foot violet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bird%27s-foot%20violet. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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