African violet
African Af"ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster]

{African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India.

{African marigold}, a tropical American plant ({Tagetes erecta}).

{African oak} or {African teak}, a timber furnished by {Oldfieldia Africana}, used in ship building. [1913 Webster]

{African violet} .

{African-American}, see {African-American}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • African Violet — (Noordhoek,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 12 Mauritius …   Каталог отелей

  • African violet — n. any of several tropical African plants (genus Saintpaulia) of the gesneria family with violet, white, or pinkish flowers and hairy, dark green leaves, often grown as house plants …   English World dictionary

  • African violet — noun tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers • Syn: ↑Saintpaulia ionantha • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Saintpaulia, ↑genus Saintpaulia * * * noun, pl ⋯ lets [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • African violet — a popular house plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneriad family, having hairy leaves and showy violet, pink, or white flowers. [1940 45] * * * Any plant of the genus Saintpaulia, of the gesneriad family, especially S. ionantha. African… …   Universalium

  • African violet — sanpaulija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Gesnerijiniai – Gesneriaceae Rich. et Juss. ex DC. atitikmenys: lot. Saintpaulia angl. African violet vok. Saintpaulie rus. сeнполия; сентполия lenk. fiołek; saintpaulia; sępolia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • African violet — našlaitinė sanpaulija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Saintpaulia ionantha angl. African violet vok. Usambaraveilchen; veilchenblütige Saintpaulie rus. африканская фиалка; изумбарская фиалка; сентполия фиалковая; сентполия… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • African violet — noun a small East African plant with heart shaped velvety leaves and violet, pink, or white flowers. [Genus Saintpaulia: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • African violet — /æfrɪkən ˈvaɪələt/ (say afrikuhn vuyuhluht) noun a plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, with violet, pink, or white flowers, popular in cultivation …   Australian English dictionary

  • African violet — noun Date: 1902 any of several tropical African gesneriads (especially Saintpaulia ionantha) widely grown as houseplants for their velvety fleshy leaves and showy purple, pink, or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • African violet — Af′rican vi′olet n. pln a tropical African plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneria family, with hairy leaves and purple, pink, or white flowers • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

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