dog violet


Definition of dog violet

  1. 1 :  a leafy-stemmed blue-flowered violet (Viola canina) found throughout the northern portions of the Old World

  2. 2 :  any of several closely related plants of the genus Viola (especially V. conspersa)

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Origin and Etymology of dog violet

translation of New Latin viola canina

First Known Use: 1597

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