Definition of Johnny-jump-up

1. Noun. A common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived.

2. Noun. Common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies.
Exact synonyms: Bird's-foot Violet, Pansy Violet, Viola Pedata, Wood Violet
Generic synonyms: Violet

Definition of Johnny-jump-up

1. Noun. One of several violets in the ''Viola'' family. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Johnny-jump-up

John le Carre
John o' Groats
John the Baptist
John the Divine
John the Evangelist
John von Neumann
Johne's bacillus
Johne's disease
Johnny-jump-up (current term)
Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Canuck
Johnny Foreigner
Johnny Moss
Johnny Reb
Johnny onions
Johns Hopkins
Johnson's method
Johnson City

Literary usage of Johnny-jump-up

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1900)
"She said it like this: " Little Johnny Jump-up on Independence Day, Early in the morning', sallied out to play; Little Johnny Jump-up in a nice clean frock ..."

2. Verses by Bertha Gerneaux Davis Woods (1903)
"JOHNNY JUMP UP. "Jump up, Johnny," April said, As she tossed her sunny head. "Jump up, Johnny, it is spring; Don't you hear the robins sing? ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Johnny-jump-up. A name given to certain flowers. In Aroo- stook, Maine, ... But Johnny- jump-up suits 'em best, for it kind o' tells how they come up in the ..."

4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"In common with other species, called also Johnny-jump-up*, and the flowers (by children) Chicken-fighters and Boosters. d. V. odorata L. Europe and northern ..."

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