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a North American violet (Viola pedata) having divided leaves and large blue or purple flowers
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
also bird-foot violetnoun
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.