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Johnny-jump-up   /dʒˈɑni-dʒəmp-əp/   Listen
Johnny-jump-up

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






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"Johnny-jump-up" Quotes from Famous Books



... have thought possible after all the fuss of that last hour. The new doctor braced her up in good shape. He seems all right. Didn't you like the way he acted? Neither like an old family physician nor a new johnny-jump-up; just quiet and cool and pleasant. Glad he lives next door. I mean to ...
— The Second Violin • Grace S. Richmond



Words linked to "Johnny-jump-up" :   viola, violet



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