Meaning of AFRICAN VIOLET in English

AFRICAN VIOLET

noun Date: 1902 any of several tropical African gesneriads (especially Saintpaulia ionantha ) widely grown as houseplants for their velvety fleshy leaves and showy purple, pink, or white flowers

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