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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

John′ny-jump′-up`(n.)(pl.)Johnny-jump-ups.

  1. any of various American violets, esp.

    Viola pedunculata.

    Category: Plants

  2. a small form of the pansy

    Viola tricolor.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Johnny-jump-up:

1835–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolor(noun)

    a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived

  2. bird's-foot violet, pansy violet, Johnny-jump-up, wood violet, Viola pedata(noun)

    common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies

Wiktionary

  1. Johnny-jump-up(Noun)

    One of several violets in the Viola family.

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