Definition of Dog violet

1. Noun. Old World leafy-stemmed blue-flowered violet.

Exact synonyms: Heath Violet, Viola Canina
Generic synonyms: Violet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dog Violet

dog scooter
dog scooters
dog show
dog sled
dog sleep
dog sleigh
dog slow
dog soldier
dog stinkhorn
dog tag
dog tags
dog tired
dog unit
dog violet (current term)
dog watch
dog watches
dog whelk
dog whistle
dog whistle politics
dog wrench
dog year
dog years
dogbane family

Literary usage of Dog violet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1842)
"Spurless Variety of dog violet. We have lately received specimens of a form of Viola canina, in which the flowers are said to be always destitute of a spur; ..."

2. C.E. Hobbs' Botanical Hand-book: Of Common Local, English, Botanical and by Charles E. Hobbs (1876)
"dog violet, Rt . eme. cat. vul. Common violet (Blue), Pl. muc. lax. eme. alt. ... dog violet, see Viola canina. Canker (Beaked) violet, Pl. iu canker; ..."

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