bird's-foot violet

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bird's-foot violet was in 1802

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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