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bird's-foot violet

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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