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dogtooth violet Syllabification: dog·tooth vi·o·let
Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡˌto͞oTH ˈvī(ə)lət/

Definition of dogtooth violet in English:


A plant of the lily family that has backward-curving pointed petals.
Example sentences
  • Here grew the dogtooth violet, early saxifrage and many other wildflowers.
  • The maiden-hair ferns caressed her as she walked by them, and the dogtooth violets seemed to beg her to pick them.
  • As spring moves up the mountains you will find Pasque flowers, dogtooth violets and arnica's among the earliest.
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