bird's-foot violet
noun Date: 1839 a common violet (Viola pedata) of the eastern United States with deeply cleft leaves and pale blue to purple flowers

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  • bird's-foot violet — ☆ bird s foot violet n. a North American violet (Viola pedata) having divided leaves and large blue or purple flowers …   English World dictionary

  • bird's-foot violet — noun common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies • Syn: ↑pansy violet, ↑Johnny jump up, ↑wood violet, ↑Viola pedata • Hypernyms: ↑violet * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird's-foot violet — bird s′ foot vi′olet n. pln a violet, Viola pedata, of the E and midwestern U.S., having single flowers with a yellow center, two purple upper petals, and three lavender lower petals • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bird's-foot violet — a violet, Viola pedata, of the eastern and midwestern U.S., having single flowers with a yellow center, two purple upper petals, and three lavender lower petals: the state flower of Wisconsin. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bird's-footviolet — bird s foot violet also bird foot violet (bûrdʹfo͝ot ) n. An eastern North American violet (Viola pedata) having large blue or purple flowers and palmately divided leaves that are shaped somewhat like a bird s foot. * * * …   Universalium

  • bird-foot violet — noun see bird s foot violet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crow's Foot — Crow Foot, Crowfoot, or Crow s Foot may refer to one of the following. Some of them may also be known as Bird s Foot, chicken claw, etc., the latter ones being basically the same analogy.People*Crowfoot, a First Nations chief, of the Blackfoot,… …   Wikipedia

  • bird-footviolet — bird foot violet (bûrdʹfo͝ot ) n. Variant of bird s foot violet. * * * …   Universalium

  • violet — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lavender, mauve, purplish; see purple . n. Varieties of violets include: purple, white, yellow, southern wood, African, Pacific coast wood, sweet, Parma, bird s foot, dog s tooth, Rouen, Russian, early blue, bog blue,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Violet — Vi o*let, n. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Iodine}.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant or flower of the genus {Viola}, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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