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Noun: Johnny-jump-up  'jó-nee'júmp,úp
  1. A common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
    - wild pansy, heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolor
     
  2. Common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies
    - bird's-foot violet, pansy violet, wood violet, Viola pedata

Derived forms: Johnny-jump-ups

Type of: viola, violet

Encyclopedia: Johnny-jump-up